Tuesday, July 28, 2015         

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.

Drought expected over islands this winter

By Craig Gima Posted 8:16 p.m. HST, Jul 12, 2015
Hawaii is likely to go into drought this winter, with perhaps 50 percent less rainfall than normal as a stronger than usual El Nino, the warming of the Pacific Ocean around the equator, continues into next spring.

Tradewinds start to return as more high temperature records set

By Craig Gima Posted 8:11 p.m. HST, Jul 12, 2015
It was the hottest its ever been in Hilo and Kahului, where the high temperature set or tied records for the date amid high humidity brought to the islands by former Tropical Storm Ela.

1 storm moves away, another weakens south of Hawaii

By Craig Gima Posted 2:00 p.m. HST, Jul 12, 2015
Former Tropical Storm Iune weakened to a tropical depression far south of Hawaii Sunday morning and is expected to continue to weaken as it moves away from the state. It’s one of five storms that formed in the Eastern and Central Pacific over the last week.

Ela weakens to remnant low; 2 more storm systems form

By Craig Gima Posted 6:02 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2015
Former Tropical Storm Ela is now not much more than an area of low pressure surrounded by a huge blob of tropical moisture.

Tropical storm expected to make landfall in Koreas

By Associated Press & Bloomberg News Posted 11:07 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2015
A typhoon that battered the Chinese coast has weakened into a tropical storm as it pushes toward the Korean Peninsula, where some South Korean flights were canceled due to strong winds and rain.

Airports closed, resorts shuttered as typhoon heads to China

By Associated Press Posted 7:48 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2015
Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, canceled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside resorts as a super-typhoon with wind gusts up to 125 mph heads toward the southeastern coast.

First storm of cyclone season will bring surf, humidity

By Leila Fujimori
Tropical Depression Ela grows weaker and weaker, but it’ll bring some powerful surf to windward coasts Friday and oppressively humid conditions this weekend. Its debut late Wednesday night as the Central Pacific’s first tropical storm of the season was short-lived, as it was quickly downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday morning.

Ela downgraded to tropical depression

By Craig Gima Posted 6:52 a.m. HST, Jul 9, 2015
The first named storm of the Central Pacific hurricane season formed overnight, but is expected to pass north of the islands and is "not a significant threat to Hawaii," forecasters said Thursday morning.

Heavy rain in forecast as storm is expected

By Leila Fujimori
Muggy weather, locally heavy showers and a slight chance of thundershowers is the forecast for the weekend thanks to Tropical Storm Ela.

Hot, humid weekend in forecast

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 7:48 a.m. HST, Jun 5, 2015
Hot, humid weather with little relief from the tradewinds is expected to continue through the week

NASA launch on Kauai scrubbed due to weather

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:30 a.m. HST, Jun 4, 2015
Thursday and Friday’s launch of the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator aboard a high-altitude balloon has been cancelled due to weather.

High surf advisory issued for south shores

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 3:55 p.m. HST, May 30, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for all islands from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. For Oahu, the high surf advisory starts at 11 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Monday.

Forecast calls for up to eight hurricanes this season

By By Dan Nakaso Posted 12:00 p.m. HST, May 26, 2015
Following a busy 2014 season that saw three hurricanes form in the Central Pacific, weather forecasters Tuesday predicted a slight uptick in activity with five to eight “tropical cyclones” expected this season.

Flood advisories issued as rains hit Oahu, Molokai

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 6:25 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 4:15 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 3:10 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 3:20 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 3:55 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 2:20 p.m. HST, Apr 3, 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 6:35 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 6:55 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.

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