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Hurricane Walaka: Largest Hurricane In Over A Decade

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Hurricane Walaka – Category 5: Hurricane Walaka was the largest Central Pacific Basin hurricane in over a decade. We didn’t hear about it because it missed Hawaii by 1,000 miles. Even though it missed by so far, the size of the hurricane and the strength serve as a warning to remain vigilant. Hurricane Walaka is the […]

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Which One Of These ‘Kona Nature Experiences’ Is True?

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Which One Of These ‘Kona Nature Experiences’ Is True? The ‘Salt Harvesting Experience’  The ‘Pet A Seahorse Experience’   The ‘Pet An Octopus Experience’  The ‘Touch A Cloud (Forest) Experience’  The ‘(Almost) Touch A Manta Ray (Snorkel) Experience’  Well, wait for it… they are ALL true. If you have family or friends visiting from out of […]

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How The Hawaii Volcanic ‘Hot Spot’ Created The Hawaiian Islands

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What Is A Volcanic ‘Hot Spot’ And What Does That Have To Do With Hawaiian Island Formation? A volcanic hot spot is an upwelling in the earth’s mantle. Magma rises up through the earth and as magma escapes, it forms a volcano. Imagine a nail in a tire, the air that escapes through the puncture is […]

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The Big Island Is Both The Youngest, And Oldest, Island

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Why The Big Island Is The ‘Youngest’ Island: The Big Island is somewhere between 400,000 and 800,000 years old – the youngest of any of the Hawaiian Islands. Pay a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and you can see fresh lava, days, hours and even minutes old. The Big Island is the newest of all […]

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Kona Ironman World Championship: Dates & Course Routes

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2018 Ironman Course And Traffic Update: The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports, ” Queen K highway to be closed for Ironman despite having more lanes. In an email, the state Department of Transportation confirmed that both sides of the highway — from Keahole Airport Road to Palani Road — will be closed Oct. 13. Partial opening of […]

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Big Island: Kona Dreams (Are Dreams Really More Vivid In Hawaii?)

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All This Time I Was California Dreaming: Right idea, wrong state. We lived for a number of years in the San Diego area. Beach walks, surfing, great weather – everything that SoCal is about. It was awesome. Then we came to Hawaii on vacation… it all changed. We moved here and our nighttime dreaming state […]

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of… Coqui Frogs

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of… Coqui Frogs “Ko Keee … Ko KEEE.” Now repeat that from sunset to sunrise. “Ko Keee … Ko KEEE.” “Ko Keee … Ko KEEE.” “Ko Keee … Ko KEEE.” We have included an Aloha tip if you are buying a home in Kona – see below. Sleepless in […]

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9-10-18 6 a.m. National Weather Service Warning For Tropical Storm Olivia

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9-10-18 6 a.m. National Weather Service Advisory Tropical Storm Olivia **HURRICANE OLIVIA STILL MOVING TOWARD HAWAII** * 9-10-18 6 a.m. INFORMATION – CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: – A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Big Island Interior, Big Island North and East, Big Island Summits, Haleakala Summit, Kahoolawe, Kohala, Kona, Lanai Makai, Lanai Mauka, Leeward Haleakala, […]

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9/10/18 Tropical Storm Olivia: Comparing Projected Paths

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Compare Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Paths for StormPulse, Cyclocane, and The Weather Channel These services all project the (most likely) path directly over the Big Island. Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Paths: StormPulse Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Path – Cyclocane Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Path – The Weather Channel

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Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia: Comparing Projected Paths

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Compare Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Paths for StormPulse, Cyclocane, and The Weather Channel These services all project the (most likely) path directly over the Big Island. Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Paths: StormPulse Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Path – Cyclocane Hurricane (Tropical Storm) Olivia Projected Path – The Weather Channel

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