Sunday, August 30, 2015         

Ignacio on track to pass near Hawaii; Jimena also a hurricane

By Craig Gima Posted 10:58 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
Hurricane Ignacio crossed into the Central Pacific Thursday morning and continued on a path that could take it over or close to Hawaii at hurricane strength early next week.

Humid conditions, chance of heavy showers continues

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:03 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2015
The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch for the state until 6 p.m. Friday as a lingering weather system continues to produce afternoon thundershowers.

Heavy rains flood homes, roadways on Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 12:10 p.m. HST, Aug 26, 2015
Heavy rains on Oahu Wednesday left some residents and commuters to contend with flood waters as city crews and police scrambled to address public safety concerns.

Tropical Storm Ignacio predicted to come close to Hawaii island Monday

By Craig Gima Posted 10:50 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2015
Tropical Storm Ignacio continued to strengthen and remains on track to become a hurricane and pass close to the Big Island on Monday.

Isles brace for possible floods as new storm forms

By Leila Fujimori
Hawaii’s soggy weather is expected to lift slightly Wednesday but will linger on as yet another tropical storm is in the forecast and expected to reach hurricane status by Thursday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Heavy rain soaks parts of Oahu, Maui, Big Isle and Lanai

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:29 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2015
National Weather Service forecasters say an area of heavy rain west of Honolulu Tuesday evening was holding nearly stationary with rain clouds also gathering near Nanakuli and Ewa Beach.

Punishing heat and humidity forecast to remain

By Timothy Hurley
Look for more hot and oppressively humid conditions Tuesday and Wednesday along with the threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain as moisture from Tropical Depression Kilo lingers over the islands.

Statewide flash flood watch, brown water advisory

By Craig Gima & Gregg K. Kakesako Posted 6:50 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Oahu, Hawaii island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Niihau, as moist, stable air continues sending thunderstorms and muggy weather to the islands.

New storm expected to become hurricane before weakening

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 9:08 a.m. HST, Aug 24, 2015
Another tropical depression, the 12th of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, is expected to become a hurricane before weakening on a path toward Hawaii.

Typhoon Goni leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

By Associated Press Posted 4:15 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2015
Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains from a powerful typhoon pummeling the northern Philippines left at least four dead Friday, including a 10-year-old boy, officials said.

Tropical depression forecast to become hurricane

By Leila Fujimori
Iniki. Iwa. Dot. These destructive hurricanes all came from a southerly direction, turned north and made a direct hit on Kauai and affected other islands as well. Could Kilo be next to do the same?

This ain’t your daddy’s El Nino

By Timothy Hurley
With the current El Nino event on pace to be among the most powerful on record, Hawaii will see no letup in the busy hurricane season, followed by a drier-than-normal winter that will worsen the state’s drought.

Slow-moving Hilda likely to bring heavy rain, floods

By Leila Fujimori
Tropical Storm Hilda was in no hurry — dawdling just southeast of the islands Wednesday, sluggishly making its way west, nearing Hawaii island. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecast Wednesday night said the weakening Hilda would likely devolve into a tropical depression Thursday and into a remnant low Friday.

Hilda becomes major hurricane in Central Pacific

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:03 a.m. HST, Aug 7, 2015
Hilda entered the Central Pacific and quickly became a major hurricane Saturday with winds of 115 mph, remaining on a path that might take it near Hawaii as a tropical storm by the middle of next week.

Guillermo passes near isles as a mere depression

By Craig Gima and Leila Fujimori Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 7, 2015
Guillermo was downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday afternoon but remained on a path bringing it close to the North Shore of Oahu and possibly over Kauai in the next two days.

Guillermo's threat to islands ending as Tropical Storm Hilda emerges

By Craig Gima
Tropical Depression Guillermo's close encounter with the Hawaiian islands is expected to end Friday as the storm dissipates on a path just north of Oahu and Kauai.

Guillermo loses steam but stirs up danger with rough surf

By Craig Gima and Leila Fujimori Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 6, 2015
Wind shear worked to tear apart Tropical Storm Guillermo on its track north of the islands Wednesday, but potentially dangerous surf from the storm remains a concern.

‘Iffy’ storm forecast predicts high winds

By Leila Fujimori
Hawaii is in for a bit of a blow. But just how strong the wind from Tropical Storm Guillermo will be depends on the path it takes. If it keeps to its track Wednesday, the isles will escape the worst of the weather, forecasters say.

Guillermo’s path still has wiggle room

By Marcel Honoré
The military’s “Hurricane Hunters” spent Monday night and Tuesday morning doing what most people back on the ground would care to avoid: flinging themselves through the eye of a tropical cyclone.

Storm nearing, might arrive Wednesday

By Craig Gima and Michael Tsai Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 3, 2015
A tropical storm watch will likely be posted Monday for the Hawaiian Islands after Hurricane Guillermo weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph winds and began a turn to the northwest Sunday on a track to pass near or over Hawaii on Wednesday.

Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm; still threatens Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 10:23 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2015
Guillermo weakened further Sunday night, barely holding on to its Category 1 hurricane status, and forecasters expect that weakening to continue as the storm reaches the Hawaiian islands starting Wednesday.

Tropical storm building to the east; heat melting records

By Leila Fujimori
A tropical depression developing more muscle in the Eastern Pacific may be headed our way, the National Weather Service warned Wednesday. Tropical Depression 9E has been brewing in the Eastern Pacific and was expected to grow into Tropical Storm Guillermo by Thursday morning, the weather service said.

El Nino looking to be largest in more than a decade

By Seth Borenstein & Frank Bajak Posted 11:02 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.

Soldiers swept off rocks identified; Deadly swell starts to decline

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:58 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2015
The medical examiner identified the two Schofield Barracks soldiers who apparently drowned near the Halona Blowhole over the weekend.

Lifeguards rescue dozens as surf rises on south, west shores

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:45 p.m. HST, Jul 25, 2015
Lifeguards rescued 21 people on south shores of Oahu and another 18 people on west shores as a rising swell brought advisory level surf to south shores of all islands.

Halola passes Okinawa, heading for South Korea as a tropical storm

By Star-Advertiser staff & wire reports Posted 4:43 p.m. HST, Jul 25, 2015
Tropical Storm Halola, which formed south of Hawaii on July 10, traveled across the Pacific and is expected to bring gusty winds and rain to Japan and Korea this weekend.

Flash flood warning for Kauai expires; hot, muggy conditions remain

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:57 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2015
A flash flood warning for Kauai expired at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Northwest swell prompts high surf advisory

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 5:30 a.m. HST, Jul 21, 2015
The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for the main Hawaiian islands and an earlier flood advisory for Kauai was canceled at 5:15 p.m.

Muggy weather, volcanic haze, rain expected through Wednesday

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 8:19 a.m. HST, Jul 20, 2015
A change in winds will bring muggy weather, vog and an increased chance of afternoon showers in leeward and mauka areas.

Snow falls on Mauna Kea as temperatures hit record levels

By Craig Gima Posted 5:35 a.m. HST, Jul 17, 2015
Snow fell on Mauna Kea Friday even as temperatures rose to record levels and muggy weather continued at lower elevations Friday.

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