Thursday, May 28, 2015         

Flood advisories issued as rains hit Oahu, Molokai

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 06:25 p.m. HST, May 22, 2015
A cold front moving down the island chain is forecast to bring cloudy skies and scattered showers to Kauai Friday afternoon and move over Oahu Friday evening.

Weather conditions close Na Pali Coast hiking trail

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:25 a.m. HST, Apr 28, 2015
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources closed the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast on Kauai Tuesday because of the threat of flash flooding.

Maui under flood advisory as streams remain elevated

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 04:15 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2015
Rains over Maui have lessened, but stream levels remain high, prompting the National Weather Service to extend a flood advisory for the island.

Weather system moves over Oahu, tradewinds to return Monday

By Craig Gima Posted 03:10 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2015
A weakening band of rain moved slowly over Oahu Sunday, bringing showers to parts of the island. The front is expected to continue to bring passing showers to Oahu Sunday evening.

Flash flood warning for Oahu is canceled

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:20 p.m. HST, Apr 22, 2015
Heavy showers over Windward Oahu prompted weather officials to issue a flash flood warning for Oahu on Wednesday. The warning was lifted shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Late-season swell prompts high surf advisory for some islands

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:55 p.m. HST, Apr 15, 2015
A late-season northwest swell is expected to bring surf as big as 15 feet to some islands, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service.

Leeward areas should see nice weather for eclipse and Easter Sunday

By Craig Gima Posted 02:20 p.m. HST, Apr 03, 2015
National Weather Service forecasters expect typical spring tradewind weather this weekend.

Temperature in Honolulu hits 85, tying record high for the date

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 06:35 p.m. HST, Mar 22, 2015
A record high temperature of 85 degrees was tied in Honolulu Sunday.

High surf advisory issued

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 06:55 a.m. HST, Mar 22, 2015
An increasing north northwest swell is pushing surf along the north and west shores for the north and west facing shores of most islands into advisory levels Sunday morning.

High temperature records tied; Tradewinds bring spring showers

By Craig Gima Posted 09:00 a.m. HST, Mar 19, 2015
Forecasters do not expect high temperature records Thursday as a cold front moves across the state and brings cloudy conditions and scattered showers.

Days warm, but nights are still cool and vog is likely Tuesday

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 02:25 a.m. HST, Mar 15, 2015
Light winds are letting temperatures rise into the 80s in some places during the day, but nights are still cool and vog is likely to move over the western islands Tuesday, National Weather Service forecasters said.

High surf advisory in effect for north shores of 5 islands

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 05:55 p.m. HST, Mar 14, 2015
A high-surf advisory is in effect for the north shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island through 6 a.m. Sunday.

Winter weather brings blizzard to summits, snow on Haleakala

By Craig Gima Posted 04:45 a.m. HST, Mar 12, 2015
Winter weather on Hawaii summits is bringing blowing snow and freezing fog to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and a rare snowfall to Haleakala on Maui.

Blizzard warning issued for summits; Rain possible elsewhere

By Craig Gima Posted 10:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2015
A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and cloudy skies could bring some showers to lower elevations Wednesday.

Expect low temperatures to linger this week

By Craig Gima Posted 10:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2015
Record-breaking cold weather is poised to continue into midweek as cool north wind and dry conditions over Oahu and Kauai lower overnight temperatures.

Wintry weather brings snow to Big Island

By Leila Fujimori Posted 10:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2015
Snow, alternating with freezing rain, and strong wind were expected to continue pummeling Big Island summits into Tuesday morning, but worse wintry weather is due in the evening.

Colder nights expected this weekend

By Craig Gima Posted 12:55 p.m. HST, Mar 06, 2015
Temperatures will get cooler over the weekend as high clouds block the sun, and breezy tradewinds and windward showers decrease, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Viewing the Big Isle's white peaks before the wind picks up is advised

By Leila Fujimori Posted 12:55 p.m. HST, Mar 06, 2015
Hawaii snow enthusiasts might want to enjoy the fluffy stuff Friday on Big Island summits before conditions worsen, a National Weather Service meteorologist predicted.

Rains should ease, but not quite go away

By Craig Gima Posted 09:00 a.m. HST, Mar 05, 2015
Tradewinds will still be breezy, temperatures will be on the cool side, and more snow could fall on Mauna Kea.

Weak, weird El Nino forms in Pacific

By Seth Borenstein Posted 05:05 a.m. HST, Mar 05, 2015
The National Weather Service on Thursday proclaimed the phenomenon is now in place. It's a warming of a certain patch of the central Pacific that changes weather patterns worldwide, associated with flooding in some places, droughts elsewhere, a generally warmer globe, and fewer Atlantic hurricanes.

Heavy rain, snow hits Hawaii island, Maui County

By Craig Gima Posted 06:35 p.m. HST, Mar 04, 2015
A flood watch is posted for Maui County and Hawaii island. Oahu can expect breezy tradewinds and cloudy skies with scatted showers over windward areas and isolated leeward showers through Friday.

Storm could dump foot of snow on Hawaii island summits

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 05:30 p.m. HST, Mar 03, 2015
An unstable weather system threatens to bring freezing temperatures and heavy snow to Hawaii island summits, according to a National Weather Service winter storm warning.

Unstable weather could bring more snow, rain to Hawaii island

By Craig Gima Posted 11:35 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2015
More snow could fall and heavy rains are possible on the Big Island through mid-week. The summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m., where snow, ice and freezing fog could make travel to the summit hazardous.

Flood advisory extended for Maui

By Star Advertiser staff Posted 07:15 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2015
A flood advisory for Maui was extended Saturday afternoon after radar showed heavy rains off Kahului.

Weather service drops flood advisory for Leeward areas

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 03:00 p.m. HST, Feb 27, 2015
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Oahu until 5:30 p.m. Friday, as heavy rain fell over some Leeward areas.

Honolulu sets high temperature record as Kona weather continues

By Craig Gima Posted 08:25 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2015
Hot and muggy weather is expected to continue Tuesday, although temperatures may not reach Monday's record-setting high, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Vog to roll in next week as winds shift east

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 08:25 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2015
East to southeast winds over the next several days could make for voggy skies. The National Weather Service said those winds should persist into the week, with the strongest winds around Hawaii island and lighter winds near Kauai.

Southeast winds to bring more vog

By Star- Advertiser staff Posted 09:20 p.m. HST, Feb 21, 2015
East to southeast winds over the next several days could make for voggy skies.

Drought, record high temperatures hit Big Isle

By Associated Press Posted 09:20 p.m. HST, Feb 21, 2015
One of the nation's rainiest cities is parched. Hilo and most of Hawaii island is in a moderate drought, National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Kodama told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald on Thursday.

Hilo not so rainy; much of Hawaii island in drought

By Associated Press Posted 10:30 a.m. HST, Feb 20, 2015
Hilo International Airport has had less than 3 inches of rain so far this year. That's less than 20 percent of the normal level.

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