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NOAA: June 2011 precipitation summary

NOAA: June 2011 precipitation summary

Special to Hawaii 247 by Kevin R. Kodama | NOAA/NWS Senior Hydrologist Although trade winds dominated the lower level weather pattern, upper level low pressure systems helped create an unusually unstable airmass over the island chain. This resulted in wetter than normal conditions in many areas of the state during the month of June. The […]

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Statewide precipitation summary for May

Statewide precipitation summary for May

MEDIA RELEASE The end of April normally signals the end of the Hawaiian wet season. However, the atmosphere decided otherwise and kept the state under unstable and wet conditions through the first half of May, said Kevin R. Kodama, senior service hydrologist at NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office Honolulu. From May 1 through 4, an upper […]

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On drought scale, parts of island hit bottom

On drought scale, parts of island hit bottom

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor According to the latest report, western parts of the Big Island are experiencing “exceptional” drought levels, while other parts from Ka‘u to Honokaa remain in the “extreme” category. The island that has most of the state’s agriculture now is about the driest area in the entire country. Conditions […]

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