The first storm clouds of Tropical Storm Olivia are starting to show – 9-11-18. East and south Big Island appear to not have any clouds. Below are clouds as viewed from above Kona, on the slopes of Hualalai – looks like they are streaming between north of Mauna Kea and south of Kohala?? Click to see […]
Kona Lanai Overview: This web page is a discussion about why Kona is generally sunny in the morning, starts to cloud over later in the day, how the cloud cover causes a temperature variance between downtown Kona and slopes above Kona and then why it sometimes rains on the slopes, but not at lower elevations. What […]
The Kona Rain Shadow: As we discuss why Kona gets so little rain, we will also talk about the hurricanes and tropical storms of 2018. Three Pele-grown mountains protect Kona when weather originates from the east (and sometimes to the south): Mauna Kea at 13,803 feet, Mauna Loa at 13,679 feet and Hualalai at 8,271 feet. […]
Many people think the only views in Kona are looking at the Pacific Ocean. Hualalai can provide for awesome views as well. This sunrise looks like a Van Gogh, Monet, Degas? Facebook Comments? Click here. More Hualalai sunrise pictures – click to enlarge. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Even more Kona sunrise photos here.