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"Oh what a beautiful morning"

By: KeleHawaii , 3:05 PM GMT on August 25, 2012

And I'm sure it will also be a beautiful day judging by the clear skies this morning. No rain for a couple of days which has allowed my contractor to start the powerwashing and painting of my metal roof. He will likely finish in a couple of days as this house, plus the carport outbuilding, is rather large when it comes to square footage. This is a procedure that must be done about every 10 years since this is a very high rainfall area where the average is over 170 inches per year. If a corrugated steel roof is kept in good condition, it will last for at least 100 years. Probably longer than the house itself.

The stars are out brightly now and my old friend from early childhood..the constellation Orion is about 45 degrees above the eastern horizon signifying the approach of autumn and the winter that will follow. I got to 'know' Orion when I was about 5 years old or so which was 70 years ago!! Orion is the hunter. I've been a farmer for 30 years so we make good companions.

Winter will bring our rainy season so this is the best time to get things such as roof maintenance done as we are now in the driest part of the year for the windward side of the Big Island. The precip totals will increase starting in mid October at the latest and run through May.

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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1. shoreacres
3:38 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
I love Orion - it was one of the first constellations I learned. It will be a little longer before I can see it here. Even after it rises over the horizon and would be visible in the country, there's too much light here to see it until it gets higher in the sky.

I've got a couple of painting jobs to do on boats, and have them penciled in for late September/early October. By that time the humidity will have dropped enough to make it good painting weather. There's still such high humidity and so much dew that even when surfaces seem dry, it's impossible to be sure.
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