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Hurricane Douglas News 7-23-2020

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Hurricane Douglas rapidly intensified into a major hurricane as it moves toward Hawaii (CNN) “The forecast track from the NHC has the storm approaching the islands on Sunday. The storm is forecast to continue to strengthen today but expected to start weakening by Friday.”   Hurricane Douglas Rapidly Intensifies and Is Increasingly Likely to Sweep […]

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Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Impact Upon Hilo, HVNP & South Point

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Could You Be Underwater With A Rise In Sea Levels? What Will The Area From Hilo To HVNP To South Point Look Like With A 3′ Sea Level Rise? The blue portions of the images below show which parts of Hawaii will be underwater with a three-foot sea level rise. You can click here to […]

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Tropical Storm Olivia Rainfall & Wind Projections

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Tropical Storm Olivia Rainfall & Wind Projections  Compare Tropical Storm Olivia Rainfall Projections By City The Big Island: Pahoa, Volcano, Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Hawi Maui: Kihei, Hana, Kahului Oahu: Honolulu Hurricane Preparedness Checklist Thank you for sharing with a friend. Tropical Storm Olivia Rainfall Projections For The Big Island: Pahoa, Volcano, Hilo, Kailua–Kona,  Hawi Tropical Storm […]

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9-9-18 Tropical Storm Olivia Rain Forecasts For Kona

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9-9-18 Tropical Storm Olivia Rain Forecasts For Kona & Hilo 09/09/2018 Hurricane Olivia Rainfall Projections: Hurricane Olivia mostly likely will become a tropical storm, but still have a significant amount of rainfall.  The eastern side of the Big Island may 5-8″ while the western side (Kona) forecasts 1-2″. The volcano area should receive 3-5″. Here […]

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Kona And The Pillars Of Pele? Record Rain in Hilo – No Rain in Kona. The Kona Rain Shadow Effect.

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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. […]

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