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December on Maui

Winter Solstice December 21st. December is the wettest month in Hawaii, which is great as most of the islands have been in drought for a long time, this gives our aquifers a chance to recharge, and many parts of our island get to go green again. December is also a time of winter waves and…

Maui Weather Blog Today

** These predictions are for the generalized (Tradewind) airflow across the state, and localized mechanical wind effects (trees etc), and intermittent variables (rain/venturi/clouds/etc.) also need to be considered. Today’s Wind Forecast – Model Tables: Wind Yesterday:  Here is yesterday’s wind graph for Kanaha. Weather Map: Global weather patterns affect our local weather. Distant storms produce surf, and massive pressure systems create our winds. We can see these features on the Weather Map. Here is today’s weather map: [do_widget id=wunderground_forecast_widget-2] Tides on Maui: In general Tides only vary about 2 feet in range, While this is a small amount it makes a big difference because the water is shallow in many places and the reef can get close to the surface or exposed at low tides. At high tides, beaches become narrow and will have more shore-break. Pay attention to the tide…

Shore Break Warning

Shorebreak Warning: Watch out for shore break. Especially when the tide is high and the swell is up. There tends to be more shore break. Shore break is waves breaking into the shoreline, and they can be especially dangerous even when they are small. Take care when crossing through the shore break, and do not linger there. Get in and get out quickly, do not lose your footing, and definitely do not drop your kite in the shore break. Also, watch out for logs and debris in the shore-break, even rocks can get thrown around and hit you. Your board too can become a projectile if it gets caught in the shore-break. If you do drop a kite or board in the shore-break, be very careful trying to retrieve it. Don’t get caught in-between the object and the shoreline when…

Climate Change Maui

Climate Change Maui: There is a lot of confusion about climate change. There are anthropogenic (man-made) factors that affect climate, like greenhouse gasses, deforestation, and pollution. This is a worldwide problem but has to be managed locally as well. Reducing our carbon footprint using renewable resources like solar and wind energy, as well as recycling…

Hurricanes in Hawaii

What is a hurricane?  A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. … Tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 39 miles per hour (mph) are called tropical depressions.Jul 5, 2017 https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/hurricane.html     Hurricane Formation: Hurricanes form over warm water. Hurricanes start out as storms and keep gaining their energy from warm water. Hurricanes will lose energy when they travel over colder water or land. Hurricanes carry strong winds and heavy rains, which can be a deadly combination.   Hurricane Warning: An announcement that hurricane conditions are expected within the specified area. Because outside preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, warnings are issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds. Hurricane Season:  Hurricanes are most likely to occur…

Live Wind Report on our Facebook Page

Tune into our Live Wind Report on our Facebook Page at 10:30 am  each day. https://www.facebook.com/actionsports.maui/

Weather-Blog

Today’s Weather: Friday, June 16, 2017     Maui Weather: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Our Summary: Trade Winds will be stronger today averaging 25 mph, possibly peaking at 30 mph at from noon onwards. The wind looks like it will be better than yesterday, there are numerous showers visible on the radar especially in the western…

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