Another half inch of precip ovenight
This is definitely a winterlike rainfall period tho temps are still summerlike.
The rain, of course, is very welcome as it keeps my water bill down to practically nothing!
Rainfall above normal
6/10ths of an inch the past 24 hours. About normal for the rainy season which normally begins in November. Things are speeding up including the rising temps most everywhere and the more rapidly than expected rise in sea levels worldwide.
A whole new era has begun.
Our rainy season is now making itself apparent
I see things now that I usually have seen in past decades as the winterlike 'typicality' shows albeit about 6 weeks sooner than ever before.
The ONLY difference is that the temps are normal for this time of year but rainfall is quite a bit higher than that.
I am NOT complaining however as, in a number of places on this earth, water has a higher value than even platinum and those areas are likely to expand beyond anything known for centuries or even millenia.
A 'dewy' night
No precip for the past 24 hours. What little was in the rain gauge this morning was due to dew! The sky is clear and Venus plus Orion are quite prominent.
Autumn has begun tho the temps are very normal for this time of year.
The first pieces of debris from Fukushima have come ashore on O'ahu's southeast shore in between Rabbit Island and Makapu'u Point.
Thursday was totally dry again
Overnight there were a few light sprinkles but they yielded a mere 10th of an inch in the gauge at sunrise. The sky was perfectly clear at sunrise and remained that way until early afternoon when clouds began forming over the higher slopes of both Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea once the onshore breezes from the heating of the land got warm enough.
I expect it to be likewise for Friday or nearly so.
A dry spell
It appears that we are in a dry spell now as it has been so for 48 hours.
The official forecast was for the 'possibility' of heavy rain overnight but I could not see it on radar anywhere near the Big Island when I checked at 8PM last night. So I did some light irrigation to keep the soil moist as the trades were rather brisk all day yesterday coupled with a lot of sunshine.
It is now 3:30AM and the sky is mostly clear and I expect it to be that way at sunrise in a few hours.
A perfect Saturday for roof painting!
That's what my hanai brother did today. He got at least 75% of this long house done and will do the rest on Monday and then do the carport.
There was not a smidge of rain all day. The Sun was bright and the trades were moderate.
Once again..nothing new to report
Weather had been very normal for the past few days. Nothing uneventful has happened so I remain silent!
Rainfall normal! All coming at night tho yesterday half of the quarter inch came in dribbles throughout the day but on and off for very short periods.
Updated: 4:02 PM GMT on September 15, 2012
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Another full inch of rain overnight
It seems that the Windward Big Island is continuing to be spared the severe drought conditions that exist on the other side of this island. We continue, for the most part,
to get more than what is usual for this time of year.
I now wonder what our 'normal rainy season' is going to be like come the end of October!
A surprise downpour
After sunset last night, a 'blob' of the unstable and very moist air from that upper level low that is now moving away from the Island of Kaua'i, gave me a 45 minute downpour that dropped 1.5 inches of precip in what seemed like no time flat!
I had irrigated very well in the early morning yesterday as there was very little in the way of rainfall for 3 days prior to that.
But now the sky is mostly cloudy but with clear spots that reveal the waxing Moon which is now rising in the east.
Despite our normally 'benign' climate here, we occasionally get these surprised from time to time even in our normally 'dry' season during the summer months.
We were supposed to get very wet!
However the upper level disturbance that was slated to move southward from Kaua'i did not do so. As a result it has been dry and on the warm side. So today will be a day for me to irrigate my fruit trees and veggies. They need it as it was rather breezy yesterday which, of course, dries things out.
It has been dry for the past few days
However the air mass around us is now a bit on the wetter side and I expect some spotty showers here on the windward side.
It won't be enough to alleviate the much drier conditions on the leeward side which is very unfortunate.
I drove through the Ka'u District this past Saturday and noted that things there had slightly greened up from the recent showery period of about 10 days ago but a lot of the cattle I saw were still in rather brownish pastures. Very sad indeed.
Less rain, more clouds
It has been mostly cloudy all day and the total overnight precip was only .20 inches.