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The Waimea Irrigation System’s water level was marked at 50.00 feet (51.70 million gallons) on Monday, November 14, 2011, up 10.00 feet or 25 percent from the November 7, 2011 reading. Laupahoehoe (HI80) weather station reported 8.46 inches of rain for this reference week. The conservation status remains unrestricted.

Hawaii Crop Weather: Rains bring relief to windward areas

The Waimea Irrigation System’s water level was marked at 50.00 feet (51.70 million gallons) on Monday, November 14, 2011, up 10.00 feet or 25 percent from the November 7, 2011 reading. Laupahoehoe (HI80) weather station reported 8.46 inches of rain for this reference week. The conservation status remains unrestricted.

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The National Drought Monitor showed minimal changes in drought condition ratings on October 25, 2011, at 7:00 AM EST compared to the previous week. Extreme drought was reported on the Kohala coast and the extreme southern tip of Hawaii Island. Extreme drought conditions, at 2 percent, were approximately 26 percentage points lower compared to ratings on October 19, 2010.

Drought persists despite showers during the week

The National Drought Monitor showed minimal changes in drought condition ratings on October 25, 2011, at 7:00 AM EST compared to the previous week. Extreme drought was reported on the Kohala coast and the extreme southern tip of Hawaii Island. Extreme drought conditions, at 2 percent, were approximately 26 percentage points lower compared to ratings […]

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Heavy rains fell for part of the week with thunderstorms leaving the majority of precipitation on Maui and Oahu, with Kauai also receiving drenching rains. The Big Island was left out of any significant downpours, aside from the Mt. View area which received nearly two inches over 24 hours midweek. Based on location, rains caused problems for farmers that received excess amounts.

Crop Report: Rains brought relief to the Big Island

Heavy rains fell for part of the week with thunderstorms leaving the majority of precipitation on Maui and Oahu, with Kauai also receiving drenching rains. The Big Island was left out of any significant downpours, aside from the Mt. View area which received nearly two inches over 24 hours midweek. Based on location, rains caused […]

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Pasture conditions were improved greatly after December’s heavy rainfall. Although not as heavy, rains continued throughout the week. Last week’s Drought Monitor, for the week prior, showed upgrade of extreme [D3] drought conditions in Southern Kona/Ka’u area. The only area under extreme [D3] conditions was an interior section of the North Kohala district.

USDA Crop Report and Weather Review

Pasture conditions were improved greatly after December’s heavy rainfall. Although not as heavy, rains continued throughout the week. Last week’s Drought Monitor, for the week prior, showed upgrade of extreme [D3] drought conditions in Southern Kona/Ka’u area. The only area under extreme [D3] conditions was an interior section of the North Kohala district.

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The Big Island received no major changes in conditions over the past week. The Windward side did not receive last week’s large totals of rain, but still managed to receive over two inches in some locations. The leeward side was beneficiary to showers, with the Kealakekua gauge receiving over 2.5 inches of rain, extending the usual midyear maximum the Kona Coast receives. The Waimea Irrigation System water level was marked at 47.5 feet on Friday, October 15th; a decrease of 1 percent from the previous week’s reading of 48 feet. The current conservation status is unrestricted.

Exceptional drought on Leeward Maui

The Big Island received no major changes in conditions over the past week. The Windward side did not receive last week’s large totals of rain, but still managed to receive over two inches in some locations. The leeward side was beneficiary to showers, with the Kealakekua gauge receiving over 2.5 inches of rain, extending the […]

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The Big Island received over two inches of rain in multiple locations. Kealakekua received the largest amount of rain it has had since the beginning of the year, when it received 1.58 inches on Tuesday. The Waimea Irrigation System water level was marked at 50 feet on Thursday, August 5th; no change from the previous week’s reading.

Hawaii weekly crop weather report

The Big Island received over two inches of rain in multiple locations. Kealakekua received the largest amount of rain it has had since the beginning of the year, when it received 1.58 inches on Tuesday. The Waimea Irrigation System water level was marked at 50 feet on Thursday, August 5th; no change from the previous […]

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Windward gauges on the Big Island garnered nearly an inch and a half of rain, similar to the previous week’s totals. As with the previous week, the majority of the total weekly rainfall fell over a couple days and was not evenly distributed throughout the week. The Waimea Irrigation System water level was marked at 50 feet on Friday, July 30th; an increase of 1 percent from the previous week’s reading of 49.5 feet.

USDA Hawaii crop weather report

Windward gauges on the Big Island garnered nearly an inch and a half of rain, similar to the previous week’s totals. As with the previous week, the majority of the total weekly rainfall fell over a couple days and was not evenly distributed throughout the week. The Waimea Irrigation System water level was marked at […]

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