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About 15 years after first discovering the great Pacific garbage patch, Capt. Charles Moore returned in 2014 and discovered that semi-permanent islands made of ropes, buoys and other detritus were forming in the region.


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Japanese researchers find radioactive cesium in Pacific plankton

A group of Japanese scientists have revealed on Tuesday that they have seen high levels of radioactive cesium, presumably from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in samples of Pacific Ocean plankton collected from 10 areas in the Pacific that they have checked, the highest levels found at a location 25 degrees north latitude and 150 degrees west longitude. ... The density of radioactive cesium was at the highest levels, around 8.2 to 10.5 becquerels per kilogram, in plankton samples collected at around 25 degrees north latitude and 150 degrees east longitude, an area of the ocean around 560 miles northeast of Honolulu, and 2,000 miles southwest of Los Angeles.






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89. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:29 AM GMT on August 11, 2014
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88. clearlakemike
2:04 AM GMT on August 10, 2014
I spent the day driving along most of the Kona side and it was like nothing happened, lol. Hurricane? What Hurricane? Everything still really dry in the dry places and nothing unusual in the wetter "Coffee Country" of South Kona. The water was choppy however and there were still a lot of clouds to the north towards Maui.
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87. calpoppy
6:14 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
I saw Rainbow falls on the news last night, a lot of water coming down those falls!!!
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86. clearlakemike
5:21 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Looks like Julio has become a non-issue as he veers north. I think the people in Puna are relieved as they are still dealing with downed trees and no power. Hope Bertha doesn't cause problems for you, Sandi.
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85. clearlakemike
5:14 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Quoting 83. barbamz:

Tropical Storm Iselle and Big Island Rainfall Reports
WU, By: Christopher C. Burt , 07:58 PM GMT am 08. August 2014

In case you may want to pay a visit ...



Thanks Barb! That rainfall normal map is about two decades "obsolete" lol...annual rainfall amounts like that haven't been seen on this island, especially on the leeward side, for decades. The 40-60 in my zone is now more like 10-20"! Even the hurricane couldn't live up to that, lol. Yes, winter storms bring more rain to the windward side than Iselle did.
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84. calpoppy
4:39 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Hurricanes do not like mountains! Interesting to see what happened to iselle when she hit them. Thank you for the info on the geothermal plant :)
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83. barbamz
1:00 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Tropical Storm Iselle and Big Island Rainfall Reports
WU, By: Christopher C. Burt , 07:58 PM GMT am 08. August 2014

In case you may want to pay a visit ...
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82. barbamz
8:25 AM GMT on August 09, 2014

Wow, Iselle dissipated very quickly after doing her job: filling your cistern, lol. Glad nothing bad happened to you, Mike. Have a pleasant weekend!
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81. sandiquiz
6:15 AM GMT on August 09, 2014
Glad you survived.....We get the force of Bertha come through tomorrow!
Looks like it might hit only the southern areas of the UK, but we are on the top edge.

Hope you don't get another helping tomorrow, too .....
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80. Barefootontherocks
3:42 AM GMT on August 09, 2014
Hey. I should've checked your blog! You weren't back last time I stopped in. So glad to see you. Thank you for the news.
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79. clearlakemike
1:53 AM GMT on August 09, 2014
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Roads Blocked, Power Out in Large Sections of Puna

Power went out for about 4 hours...rolling black out. Winds really picked up also...felt like some 40-50 mph gusts here and there.
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78. BriarCraft
9:42 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
It looks like Julio will miss you.

I hope some of that 4+inches of rain made it's way to the Ohia roots. Maybe a growth spurt for vegatation all around?

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77. palmettobug53
9:23 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Glad to hear that you weathered the storm pretty well, all things considered. Too bad about not getting a clean sweep of the neighborhood.

Poor kitties but better a little wet than the alternative.

And you got a nice full cistern, to boot! Guess you wish you had two or three more, which would give you free water galore.
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76. clearlakemike
7:39 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Source.

CANCELLED: Hydrogen Sulfide Release at Puna Geothermal

calpoppy, UPDATE via Civil Defense 11 p.m.: The previously reported release of hydrogen sulfide emissions by the Puna Geothermal Venture Plant has been contained and secured as of 9:18 p.m. Based on all available data, hydrogen sulfide emissions have dissipated. Residents who may have evacuated may return home at this time.

Looks like they contained it relatively fast. Not sure where your friends are but other than the downed trees, etc this isn't a problem anymore.
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75. clearlakemike
6:54 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Hi Bug, Sandi, calpoppy, Barb, GG and Briar!

Everything fine here...4, 4 and 4...4 inches of rain in about 4 hours and I got 4 free weeks of water!! My cistern now runneth over! lol We are still getting mostly light winds with mild gusts as we have all night. Not enough to blow the favellas away. Cats are walking around like not much is happening although some of them look like drowned rats. I am at 3500 ft elevation but alee. Yes, Pahoa took more of a beating, calpoppy...downed trees and an out of control leak from the hydrothermal plant last night, flooded roads, etc. Not sure yet about the winds up top but saw on the news that the "Saddle" between the volcanoes got almost a foot of rain.

Barb, yes, the eye or what was left of it, passed just to the north of us. It got noticeably wetter and windier after it passed. But the winds overall have not been terribly strong, just "blustery" at times. Thank you, GG, for your evil but well intentioned and also well appreciated wishes but unfortunately no such luck, lol. Even the trash is probably still here, Briar, lol...oh well, better luck next time, I guess.
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74. BriarCraft
5:38 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Ominous cloud shot in #67.

So if your house is solidly built, but not your neighbors', this could be a different kind of blessing. All the trashy neighbors' houses blown away and then you have the neighborhood all to yourself. Not as good as the Palm Springs tarmac, but ....
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73. GardenGrrl
5:04 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Thinking about you. Hope you are in a safe place and the house gets leveled so insurance pays it off and you can move somewhere better. Yeah, I'm that kind of friend. "May all your disasters bring you great blessings".
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72. barbamz
4:42 PM GMT on August 08, 2014

Iselle's eye crushing into Hawaii's Big Island (and probably tracking over your house). Hope this encounter wasn't too unpleasant for you, Mike.
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71. calpoppy
3:51 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
It will be interesting to see how fast the winds will be up at 13,000'. You are making all kinds of weather history, Mike! I hope your power remains on so we can find out how you both are doing!!! I think our friends in Pahoa may be getting the brunt of the storm. We are going to contact them afterwards.
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70. sandiquiz
3:24 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
How Goes it??

Busy writing, but like our friend Bug, wanted to check on you both:)
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69. palmettobug53
2:53 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
I've been meaning to come by and check on you but I've been sick and very muddle headed. Hope your preps are good. What elevation are you at? You'll get higher winds. Good that your house is solid. Maybe Iselle will clear out some of the neighboring garbage but I guess it'll all come back.

How's the kitties?

Are you getting the brunt of the wind or are you a bit alee?

Best get back to work. Not supposed to be online like this except at lunch but I had to check.
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68. clearlakemike
4:50 AM GMT on August 08, 2014
Thank you, CosmicEvents!
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67. clearlakemike
4:47 AM GMT on August 08, 2014


Calm before the storm...view of the clouds from my house before nightfall and landfall as the storm approaches. .
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66. CosmicEvents
4:22 AM GMT on August 08, 2014
That father sitting in the hallway in the darkness sounds like me in Andrew 1992.
I thought we'd be ok if I sat like that all night. As if I could hold up the house like Superman for my family holding back a Cat5. In retrospect a silly thought but I meant well.
Luckily, that cyclone veered south and no damage was done to my home or family,
I think you'll be ok with this Iselle.
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65. clearlakemike
12:47 AM GMT on August 08, 2014
More info on this morning's earthquake:

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4.5-Magnitude Quake Rattles Big Island

BTW, it is starting to rain here on the southwest slope of Mauna Loa. Got a brief but heavy downpour a little while ago and now experiencing light "sun showers" with light rain and the sun shining through the clouds. But winds are still calm here. The outer bands of Iselle just beginning to rotate down from the northeast toward us. Much of the clouds and rain appears to be going up against the slopes of Mauna Loa and Kilauea over on the southeast side now. There also appear to be some bands making their way around Mauna Kea on the northern tip of the island along the Hamakua coast and over into North Kohala.
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64. clearlakemike
11:10 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Hi Wanda!! Thank you! I guess you have been through some of these...this will be my first as an adult, lol. I went through one as a child in Florida but barely remember it. I remember my father boarding the windows and sitting in the dark in a hallway.
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63. oneshotww
11:03 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Good luck, Mike - hope all will be OK with you all.
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62. clearlakemike
10:21 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Thank you, Barefoot!!
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61. clearlakemike
10:12 PM GMT on August 07, 2014


High surf generated by incoming Hurricane Iselle at about 10am today.
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60. Barefootontherocks
9:43 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Hi, Mike.
I hope you will be able to post!
I swear I left a post to you earlier this afternoon. Maybe I put it in someone else's blog. LPL

Take care.
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59. barbamz
9:43 PM GMT on August 07, 2014

From the main blog. As far as I remember your location, Mike, I think you won't get the brunt of Iselle. Anyway, good night!
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58. clearlakemike
9:36 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Thanks for all the nice graphics, Barb. I will keep you updated as long as I have power. calpoppy, even the leading edge approaching now dwarfs half the island, lol. Julio is even bigger! The cats have lots of little lava tubes and caves (and our lanai) that they can hunker down in. The chickens can become "chickens of the sea" as far as I am concerned, LOL. Barb, if I gave you my exact coordinates you could spot my house, lol. I am amazed how Genevieve reincarnated. It was just sort of swirling remnants when it came through here last week.
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57. clearlakemike
9:23 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Quoting 53. BriarCraft:

Excitement heading your way. At the very least, you should have rain and high surf. If you get lucky, as you say, the house will be flattened and you will be kissing the tarmac at Palm Springs airport. As long as you and G aren't hurt in the process, I will keep my fingers crossed for your domicile's devastation.

If Iselle does come at you, as it appears in #41 and your local forecast, have you got a safe place to hunker down and ride out the storm?

Be safe!


G was down at South Point running the dog and said there were lots of surfers out...12-16ft waves according to the Weather Channel and bigger ones on the way, up to 26 ft I think they said. I think the brunt of it is going to go windward and northeast away from us. It will be interesting to see how much wind and rain circulate around the volcanoes. Our house is very solidly built so will stay at home. The same can't be said for many of the "favelas" here in Ocean View. It will be interesting to see how and if they hold up. Still calm and sunny here where I am. I see the big mass of clouds and rain starting to come ashore on the Hilo side radar.
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56. barbamz
9:00 PM GMT on August 07, 2014


The blue marble with Genevieve, Iselle, Julio - and Hawaii somewhere in between. I'm sure I can spot your house ;-)


Current rain radar.
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55. calpoppy
8:10 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Earthquakes and hurricanes it is Armageddon!! Iselle pretty well dwarfs your island.

You, G, the dog and the cats (maybe not the chickens) stay safe!!!
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54. barbamz
8:08 PM GMT on August 07, 2014


Watch out, stay safe and keep WU updated (as long as it's safe and you've got power).
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53. BriarCraft
6:54 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Excitement heading your way. At the very least, you should have rain and high surf. If you get lucky, as you say, the house will be flattened and you will be kissing the tarmac at Palm Springs airport. As long as you and G aren't hurt in the process, I will keep my fingers crossed for your domicile's devastation.

If Iselle does come at you, as it appears in #41 and your local forecast, have you got a safe place to hunker down and ride out the storm?

Be safe!
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52. clearlakemike
5:05 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Yes, it rattled the windows and shook the house a bit, lol.
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51. sandiquiz
4:49 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Ooh, did you feel it...?
Earthquakes to the north, storms to he south!!
Take care :-)
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50. clearlakemike
4:43 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
4.3 Earthquake
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49. clearlakemike
4:25 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
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48. clearlakemike
11:46 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Source.
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47. clearlakemike
7:33 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
I saw that, Barb, thanks! Well, we will take the excitement away from Germany for awhile, lol. You and Europe have received its fair share recently. Iselle appears to be tracking more to the south toward me (!)...It will be interesting to see the inter-reaction with massive Mauna Loa! And with the volcanic gases as we discussed before.
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46. barbamz
5:52 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Mike, Doc Masters has now dedicated his whole new blog to the double strike Hawaii will experience:

Rare Twin Hurricanes Headed Towards Hawaii
By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 05:05 PM GMT am 06. August 2014


All the best from currently uneventful Germany!
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45. clearlakemike
5:24 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Still the proverbial calm before the storm, Sandi. Sunny and nice outside. Iselle still 12 hours from offshore radar. Yes, it does look like a third storm might be developing, calpoppy.

Glad you enjoyed the photo of the painted Church...and the roof, lol
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44. calpoppy
1:47 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Is there a third storm developing?
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43. sandiquiz
7:30 AM GMT on August 06, 2014
How you doing?
Is it getting blowy, yet?

I loved the photo of the painted Church... I found I was tipping my head sideways to be able to see the roof!! lol
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42. clearlakemike
2:47 AM GMT on August 06, 2014


Hilo Bay Webcam
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41. clearlakemike
2:32 AM GMT on August 06, 2014
Source.
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40. clearlakemike
4:42 PM GMT on August 05, 2014
Google map of Hawaii

Topographic map of Hawai'i Island

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39. clearlakemike
4:30 PM GMT on August 05, 2014
This is the second closest WU weather station to me in South - West Hawaii, about 40 miles to the north:

Captain Cook (KHICAPTA3) Elev 915 ft | 19.31N, 155.88W |

The closest WU weather station, about 20 miles away, is on the southeast side of the island at Discovery Harbour Golf Course (KH6TA) KHINAALE4
Forecast for Naalehu, HI > 19.037 -155.635 > 1298 ft
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