New Year, New Front
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Kaiwi channel and Maui County windward waters through 6 p.m. Thursday. Rough seas up to 6 to 12 feet are expected. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for north-facing shores of Molok’ai and Maui through Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**
Today, New Year’s Day, January 1, 2014
Today, we expect partly sunny skies and passing clouds with only isolated light showers. North winds are in the forecast from 5 to 15 mph. Cooler than usual temperatures are expected with high temperatures falling in the range of 73° to 79°.
Sunrise: 7:03 a.m.
Sunset: 5:56 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are expected for Maui County tonight with light scattered showers. Winds are expected to be variable up to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 60° to 65° degrees.
Moonrise: 3:27 p.m.
Moonset: 4:50 a.m. on Jan. 2
Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.
Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.
Quiet, cool conditions are expected to start the new year, as very dry air streaming in from the north dominates our weather. Another cold front sweeping down the island chain from Friday into Saturday is expected to bring strong and gusty southwesterly winds with rainy weather and a chance for thunderstorms. The front is expected to clear the Big Island on Saturday. Fair and cool weather will return to the islands again for the first weekend of 2015.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 86° / Set in 1951
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 54° / Set in 1963
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