Malika Dudley’s Weather Forecast – Tuesday 10/21/14

October 21, 2014, 6:00 AM HST · Updated October 22, 5:53 AM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

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Photo of anticrepuscular rays on Maui / Courtesy: Chuckie Robinson

Photo of anticrepuscular rays on Maui / Courtesy: Chuckie Robinson

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Today

We expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today for windward and mauka spots. Scattered showers are likely to accompany these clouds. Rainfall of 1/4″ to 1/2″ is expected. For leeward sides we expect partly sunny skies with isolated leeward showers. The sea breeze may bring afternoon cloud cover. High temperatures should fall in the range of 84° to 89° with winds out of the east at about 15 mph in the morning becoming light and variable by the afternoon. At higher elevations, temperatures will be lower overall.

Map of expected high temperatures in Maui County on Tuesday October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Map of expected high temperatures in Maui County on Tuesday October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

A breakdown of expected high and low temperatures for Maui County is presented in graphical form. Images depicting percent chance of rain, wind barbs and chance of cloud cover are also below.

Sunset tonight at 5:58 p.m.

Sunrise tomorrow at 6:23 a.m.

UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)

Map of expected low temperatures for Maui County on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Map of expected low temperatures for Maui County on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Tonight

Cloud cover is expected to increase with scattered showers likely for windward and mauka areas. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 73° to 78° and winds are expected to be variable up to 15 mph.

Looking Ahead

The next few days will see a veering of our winds. Our natural air conditioner will be turned off with light southeasterly winds in the forecast. Muggy conditions are expected. An old front that’s sagging south is expected to bring low clouds and rain as it reaches Maui County sometime late Tuesday into Wednesday. Trade winds may make a return by the weekend.

Expected wave heights for state of Hawaii / Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected wave heights for state of Hawaii / Image: NOAA / NWS

Surf & Seas

The above average north-northwest swell should be back down to average levels today, gradually fading through midweek. Today heights are expected to be chest high to overhead or higher at spots best exposed to the swell. A moderate north-northwest swell (320 – 360°) is expected to start building through the day Thursday. Some northwest swell from ANA also possible late in the week.

Swell generated by ANA continues to drop and a small SSW (200 – 190°) is expected to build in today offering heights in the knee to waist high range. Gales well southeast of New Zealand could bring surf by the middle of next week.

There is a wave height graphical map posted below. Surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Keep in mind, heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 87°

Record 92° / Set in 2009

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 69°

Record 58° / Set in 1953

Percent chance of precipitation (rain) / Image: NOAA / NWS

Percent chance of precipitation (rain) / Image: NOAA / NWS

Percentage of cloud cover at 7:00am on October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Percentage of cloud cover at 7:00am on October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Percentage of cloud cover at 1:00pm on October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Percentage of cloud cover at 1:00pm on October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Wind forecast - 7:00am on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Wind forecast – 7:00am on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Wind forecast - 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

Wind forecast – 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 / Image: NOAA / NWS

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