Drought Information Statement Archive


SEVERE DROUGHT FINALLY ELIMINATED IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

815 AM HST THU MAY 8 2014

SYNOPSIS... THE LAST AREA OF SEVERE DROUGHT...OR THE D2 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...WAS FINALLY EASED TO MODERATE DROUGHT...OR THE D1 CATEGORY...FOR THE KUALAPUU RESERVOIR SERVICE AREA IN WEST MOLOKAI. THIS DOWNGRADE ENDED D2 CONDITIONS THAT HAD BEEN PRESENT CONTINUOUSLY IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SINCE JUNE 2...


KUALAPUU RESERVOIR ON MOLOKAI IS THE LAST MAIN DROUGHT CONCERN IN THE STATE

940 AM HST THU APR 3 2014

SYNOPSIS... HEAVY RAIN EVENTS CONTINUED TO AFFECT THE EASTERN COUNTIES THROUGH MARCH WHICH HELPED EASE DRYNESS...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE WINDWARD SLOPES. AT THIS TIME...THE MAIN DROUGHT CONCERN IS THE AREA SERVICED BY THE KUALAPUU RESERVOIR IN WEST MOLOKAI. THE AREA HAS LONG BEEN UNDER EXTREME DROUGHT...OR THE D3 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT ...


DROUGHT PICTURE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE FOLLOWING FEBRUARY RAIN EVENTS

1230 PM HST THU MAR 6 2014

SYNOPSIS... LARGE SCALE WEATHER SYSTEMS DURING FEBRUARY HAVE PRODUCED ENOUGH RAINFALL TO BUILD ON PREVIOUS IMPROVEMENTS IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS. THESE RAIN EVENTS MANAGED TO REACH THE LEEWARD AREAS OF MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND WHICH HAVE BEEN HIT THE HARDEST BY DROUGHT. ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI...SEVERE DROUGHT...OR THE D2 CATEGORY ON THE U.S. DROU...


DROUGHT LOOSENS ITS GRIP ON MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND

840 AM HST THU FEB 6 2014

SYNOPSIS... SEVERAL COLD FRONTS DURING JANUARY WERE ABLE TO MOVE ACROSS THE ISLAND CHAIN AND REACH THE BIG ISLAND. THESE FRONTS BROUGHT MUCH NEEDED RAIN TO THE WEST-FACING SLOPES AND HELPED IMPROVE PASTURE AND GENERAL VEGETATION CONDITIONS. MOST OF THE DROUGHT AREAS ACROSS MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND IMPROVED BY AT LEAST ONE-CATEGORY ON ...


HEAVY RAINS BRING ONLY LIMITED DROUGHT RELIEF TO MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND

955 AM HST THU JAN 9 2014

SYNOPSIS... COLD FRONTS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF DECEMBER MAINLY AFFECTED THE WEST HALF OF THE STATE AND LEFT THE EAST HALF RELATIVELY DRY. A LATE DECEMBER STORM FINALLY BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL TO THE BIG ISLAND AND PORTIONS OF MAUI COUNTY. HOWEVER...MOST OF THE RAINFALL OCCURRED OVER THE LOWER WINDWARD SLOPES AND PROVIDED ONLY LIMITED O...


DROUGHT ELIMINATED ON KAUAI AND OAHU

730 AM HST THU DEC 5 2013

SYNOPSIS... A PAIR OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS BROUGHT HEAVY RAINFALL TO PORTIONS OF THE STATE OF HAWAII DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. HOWEVER...THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OCCURRED MAINLY OVER THE WEST HALF OF THE ISLAND CHAIN WHICH HAS BEEN LEAST AFFECTED BY DROUGHT. SMALL AREAS OF MODERATE DROUGHT...OR THE D1 CATEGORY ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...


DROUGHT INTENSIFYING AGAIN DESPITE THE START OF THE WET SEASON

815 AM HST THU NOV 7 2013

SYNOPSIS... THE START OF THE 2013-2014 WET SEASON BROUGHT A FEW HEAVY RAIN EVENTS TO THE STATE BUT THE RAINFALL COVERAGE WAS INCONSISTENT AND MISSED MANY OF THE WORST DROUGHT AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN THE EAST HALF OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. THE MAIN EXCEPTION WAS THE SOUTHEAST-FACING SLOPES OF THE KAU DISTRICT ON THE BIG ISLAND WHERE ABOVE AVERAGE RA...


EXTREME DROUGHT RETURNS TO MOLOKAI AND THE KAU DISTRICT OF THE BIG ISLAND

950 AM HST THU OCT 3 2013

SYNOPSIS... OVERALL DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS IN THE EAST HALF OF THE STATE HAVE INTENSIFIED DROUGHT IMPACTS ON PORTIONS OF WEST MOLOKAI AND THE SOUTHEASTERN KAU DISTRICT OF THE BIG ISLAND. BOTH AREAS ARE NOW CONSIDERED TO BE UNDER EXTREME DROUGHT...OR D3 CONDITIONS...IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP. OTHER AREAS OF EXTREME DROUGHT REMAIN ...


DROUGHT RETURNS TO KAUAI AND OAHU

1020 AM HST THU SEP 5 2013

SYNOPSIS... ASIDE FROM THREE DAYS OF ENHANCED SHOWERS FROM THE REMNANT MOISTURE OF TROPICAL CYCLONE GIL...AUGUST WAS YET ANOTHER DRIER THAN NORMAL MONTH FOR MANY AREAS OF THE STATE. RECORD-BREAKING DRYNESS OVER PORTIONS OF LEEWARD OAHU AND KAUAI RESULTED IN THE RETURN OF MODERATE DROUGHT...OR THE D1 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP....


FLOSSIE DOES LITTLE FOR DROUGHT RELIEF

845 AM HST THU AUG 8 2013

SYNOPSIS... MOST OF JULY WAS VERY DRY ACROSS THE STATE AND SOME SITES WERE HEADING TOWARD A RECORD DRY MONTH. HOWEVER...TROPICAL CYCLONE FLOSSIE PASSED JUST TO THE NORTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ON JULY 29 AND 30 WITH ASSOCIATED RAIN BANDS BOOSTING RAINFALL TOTALS AS THEY SWEPT WESTWARD ACROSS THE STATE. THE RAINFALL APPEARED TO HAVE P...


DRY SEASON KICKS INTO GEAR AND DROUGHT ALREADY WORSENING ON THE BIG ISLAND

925 AM HST THU JUL 11 2013

SYNOPSIS... AFTER A SLOW START...THE 2013 DRY SEASON BEGAN IN EARNEST DURING JUNE. THIS WAS ESPECIALLY TRUE ON THE BIG ISLAND WHERE DROUGHT HAS ALREADY STARTED TO WORSEN IN THE LEEWARD AREAS. EXTREME DROUGHT...WHICH IS THE D3 CATEGORY ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...WAS REINTRODUCED IN THE POHAKULOA REGION OF THE HAMAKUA DISTRICT AFTER A...


WETTER THAN AVERAGE MAY EASES EXTREME DROUGHT ON THE BIG ISLAND

1001 AM HST THU JUN 6 2013

SYNOPSIS... THE MONTH OF MAY PRODUCED ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS IN MANY AREAS OF THE STATE. THIS ANOMALOUS BOOST IN RAINFALL DURING WHAT SHOULD BE THE START OF THE DRY SEASON BROUGHT WELCOME DROUGHT RELIEF TO PORTIONS OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND. EXTREME DROUGHT...OR THE D3 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...FINALLY EASED ...


EXTREME DROUGHT SURVIVES A FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WET SEASON ON THE BIG ISLAND

805 AM HST THU MAY 9 2013

SYNOPSIS... WHILE THE WEST HALF OF THE STATE SLOWLY PULLED OUT OF DROUGHT THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE 2012-2013 WET SEASON...EXTREME DROUGHT...OR THE D3 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...PERSISTED THROUGH YET ANOTHER WET SEASON ON THE BIG ISLAND. THE CURRENT AREA OF D3 CONDITIONS INCLUDES A PORTION OF THE POHAKULOA REGION OF THE HAM...


AMENDED STATEMENT TO INCLUDE THE EASING OF WATER USE RESTRICTIONS ON MOLOKAI AND MAUI

855 AM HST WED APR 10 2013

SYNOPSIS... SEVERAL COLD FRONTS AFFECTED THE STATE OF HAWAII DURING MARCH BUT MOST OF THE ASSOCIATED RAINFALL OCCURRED OVER AREAS NOT UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS. THE MAIN EXCEPTION IS MOLOKAI WHICH RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL THAT ENABLED CONTINUED IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH THE MONTH. IN THE WEST HALF OF THE ISLAND...MOST OF THE D2 AREA IN THE ...


SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT AREAS ON THE BIG ISLAND AND IN MAUI COUNTY ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AS THE END TO THE 2012-2013 WET SEASON APPROACHES

945 AM HST THU APR 4 2013

SYNOPSIS... SEVERAL COLD FRONTS AFFECTED THE STATE OF HAWAII DURING MARCH BUT MOST OF THE ASSOCIATED RAINFALL OCCURRED OVER AREAS NOT UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS. THE MAIN EXCEPTION IS MOLOKAI WHICH RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL THAT ENABLED CONTINUED IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH THE MONTH. IN THE WEST HALF OF THE ISLAND...MOST OF THE D2 AREA IN THE ...


EXTREME DROUGHT REMAINS IN PLACE OVER LEEWARD AREAS OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND AS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OCCURS ALONG THE WINDWARD SLOPES

845 AM HST THU MAR 7 2013

SYNOPSIS... WET TRADE WIND CONDITIONS IN FEBRUARY BROUGHT ABOVE AVERAGE AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL TO THE WINDWARD AREAS OF THE STATE. HOWEVER...THE PERSISTENT TRADE WINDS ALSO MEANT THAT BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL OCCURRED OVER THE LEEWARD AREAS OF MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND WHICH HAVE BEEN HIT HARDEST BY THE ONGOING DROUGHT. FOR SEVERAL MONTHS...THES...


JANUARY RAINFALL EASES DROUGHT IN ALL FOUR COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

900 AM HST THU FEB 7 2013

SYNOPSIS... SEVERAL HEAVY RAIN EVENTS IN JANUARY BROUGHT VARYING LEVELS OF DROUGHT RELIEF TO ALL FOUR COUNTIES ACROSS THE STATE. FOR SOME LOCATIONS IT WAS THE WETTEST JANUARY IN AT LEAST FIVE YEARS. CONDITIONS ON KAUAI HAVE IMPROVED TO THE POINT WHERE THE ENTIRE ISLAND IS NOW DROUGHT-FREE. OAHU HAS ONLY A SMALL AREA OF MODERATE DROUGHT.....


WET TRADES EASE WINDWARD DRYNESS WHILE LEEWARD DROUGHT EXPANDS IN MAUI COUNTY

1005 AM HST THU JAN 10 2013

SYNOPSIS... WET TRADE WIND CONDITIONS BROUGHT AMPLE AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL TO THE EAST-FACING SLOPES. PERIODS OF STRONG TRADE WINDS HELPED BLOW RAINFALL INTO SOME OF THE LEEWARD AREAS OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS. HOWEVER...LEEWARD AREAS OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND REMAINED VERY DRY. THIS PERSISTENT LEEWARD DRYNESS PRODUCED AN EXPANSION OF ...


2012-2013 WET SEASON TWO MONTHS OVERDUE

105 PM HST THU DEC 6 2012

SYNOPSIS... IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER...RECORD LOW PRECIPITATION TOTALS OCCURRED AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE STATE. FORTUNATELY FOR KAUAI...THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER PRODUCED 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL WHICH SHOULD HELP BRING SOME DROUGHT RELIEF BUT THE REST OF THE STATE HAS THUS FAR REMAINED DRY. THE DROUGHT DEPICTION FOR KAUAI REMAINED UNC...


VERY SLOW START TO THE 2012-2013 WET SEASON

930 AM HST THU NOV 8 2012

SYNOPSIS... INSTEAD OF A SEASONAL INCREASE IN RAINFALL OCTOBER BROUGHT RECORD LOW PRECIPITATION TOTALS AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE STATE. MOST OF THE RECORDS BROKEN WERE ON KAUAI AND OAHU WHICH RESULTED IN A DEGRADATION OF EXISTING DROUGHT CONDITIONS. ON KAUAI...EXISTING SEVERE DROUGHT...OR D2 CATEGORY CONDITIONS IN THE U.S. DROUGHT M...


THE 2012-2013 WET SEASON BEGINS WITH MORE THAN HALF OF THE STATE IN DROUGHT

930 AM HST THU OCT 4 2012

SYNOPSIS... THE 2012 HAWAIIAN ISLANDS DRY SEASON HAS CONCLUDED AND AS EXPECTED...LARGE AREAS OF THE STATE...ESPECIALLY IN THE LEEWARD AREAS OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND...HEAD INTO THE NEW WET SEASON UNDER SIGNIFICANT DROUGHT. AREAS OF EXTREME DROUGHT...OR THE D3 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...REMAIN FIRMLY IN PLACE. IN MA...


LEEWARD DROUGHT WORSENS ON KAUAI AND LANAI

915 AM HST THU SEP 6 2012

SYNOPSIS... PERSISTENT AND STABLE TRADE WIND CONDITIONS KEPT MOST OF THE LEEWARD AREAS VERY DRY THROUGHOUT AUGUST. THE SUSTAINED DRYNESS ON THE ISLAND OF LANAI RESULTED IN A DOWNGRADE FROM SEVERE DROUGHT...OR THE D2 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...TO EXTREME DROUGHT...OR THE D3 CATEGORY...OVER THE LEEWARD SLOPES OF THE ISLAND. S...


AGRICULTURAL DROUGHT WORSENING ON KAUAI

920 AM HST THU AUG 9 2012

SYNOPSIS... DRY JULY WEATHER WORSENED EXISTING DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF EAST AND SOUTHEAST KAUAI. AS A RESULT...MODERATE DROUGHT...OR THE D1 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...WAS DOWNGRADED TO SEVERE DROUGHT...OR THE D2 CATEGORY...FROM KEALIA TO KOLOA. ADDITIONAL AREAS OF SEVERE DROUGHT ACROSS THE STATE INCL...


DROUGHT REDEVELOPS OVER KAUAI AND OAHU

1055 AM HST FRI JUL 13 2012

SYNOPSIS... A STRONG START TO THE 2012 DRY SEASON HAS ALREADY PRODUCED NEW DROUGHT IMPACTS OVER PORTIONS OF KAUAI AND OAHU. MODERATE DROUGHT...OR THE D1 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...HAS REDEVELOPED OVER THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF KAUAI AND OVER LEEWARD OAHU. DROUGHT CONDITIONS ALSO REMAIN FIRMLY IN PLACE OVER LEEWARD AREAS OF MAU...


A FAST START TO THE DRY SEASON IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

850 AM HST THU JUN 7 2012

SYNOPSIS... THE 2012 DRY SEASON HAS STARTED HARD AND FAST...ESPECIALLY IN MOST OF THE LEEWARD AREAS OF THE STATE WHERE MAY RAINFALL TOTALS CAME IN BELOW AVERAGE. AN EXISTING AREA OF EXTREME DROUGHT...OR THE D3 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...SPREAD FROM THE SOUTH KOHALA DISTRICT AND THE POHAKULOA REGION OF THE HAMAKUA DISTRICT I...


ANOTHER WET SEASON GONE AND THE DROUGHT CONTINUES IN LEEWARD MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND

845 AM HST THU MAY 3 2012

SYNOPSIS... LOWER THAN NORMAL RAINFALL IN APRIL KEPT DROUGHT FIRMLY IN PLACE OVER LEEWARD AREAS OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND. IN MAUI COUNTY...EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS...OR THE D3 CATEGORY IN THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...CONTINUED OVER WESTERN MOLOKAI AND SOUTHWEST MAUI FROM KIHEI TO MAKENA. SEVERE DROUGHT...OR D2 CATEGORY CONDIT...


DROUGHT HOLDING FIRM IN LEEWARD MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND

805 AM HST THU APR 5 2012

SYNOPSIS... EARLY MARCH LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS DRENCHED MOST OF KAUAI AND OAHU. WINDWARD AREAS OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND RECEIVED AMPLE RAINFALL BUT LEEWARD AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON THE BIG ISLAND...HAD ONLY LIMITED AMOUNTS OF RAIN. THUS...THE DROUGHT LIVES ON FOR YET ANOTHER MONTH. DURING MARCH...WESTERN MOLOKAI GOT ENOUGH RAIN TO IMP...


MAUI COUNTY DROUGHT WORSENS WHILE KAUAI AND OAHU GET DRENCHED

320 AM HST THU MAR 8 2012

SYNOPSIS... LATE FEBRUARY AND EARLY MARCH LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS BROUGHT TORRENTIAL RAINFALL TO THE WEST HALF OF THE STATE BUT PRODUCED MUCH LOWER AMOUNTS OVER THE DROUGHT-PLAGUED AREAS OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND. WESTERN MOLOKAI...WHICH HAD BEEN UNDER EXTREME DROUGHT...OR D3 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...WORSE...


LEEWARD DROUGHT WORSENS ON THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI COUNTY

1020 AM HST THU FEB 2 2012

SYNOPSIS... FOLLOWING VERY WET CONDITIONS OVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES DURING DECEMBER...THE NEW YEAR HAS STARTED OUT DRY IN MOST AREAS EXCEPT FOR THE ISLAND OF KAUAI. LEEWARD DROUGHT WORSENED ON THE BIG ISLAND WITH EXISTING EXTREME DROUGHT...OR D3 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...EXPANDING NORTHWARD INTO RANCH LANDS NEAR W...


PERSISTENT TRADES KEEP MOST WEST-FACING BIG ISLAND AND MAUI SLOPES UNDER DROUGHT

905 AM HST FRI JAN 6 2012

SYNOPSIS... PERSISTENT TRADE WINDS BROUGHT ABUNDANT AMOUNTS OF RAIN TO THE EAST-FACING SLOPES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. MANY OF THE LEEWARD SLOPES...ESPECIALLY ON THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI...RECEIVED VERY LITTLE RAIN. AS A RESULT...EXTREME DROUGHT...OR D3 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP CONTINUES IN THE SOUTH KOHALA D...


LEEWARD BIG ISLAND DROUGHT WORSENS

930 AM HST THU DEC 8 2011

SYNOPSIS... PERSISTENT TRADE WIND CONDITIONS DURING NOVEMBER HELPED BRING NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL TOTALS TO MANY OF THE WINDWARD SLOPES OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. HOWEVER...THE PERSISTENT TRADES MEANT LITTLE RAINFALL OCCURRED OVER LEEWARD AREAS. ON THE BIG ISLAND... EXTREME DROUGHT...OR D3 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MO...


DROUGHT WORSENS IN OCTOBER BEFORE THE RAINS BEGIN

230 PM HST THU NOV 3 2011

SYNOPSIS... BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER MOST AREAS OF THE STATE DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER RESULTED IN AN INCREASE IN DROUGHT INTENSITY AND COVERAGE IN ALL FOUR HAWAII COUNTIES. ALL OF THIS OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF WET CONDITIONS WHICH COMMENCED AT THE END OF OCTOBER AND CONTINUES TODAY. IT IS TOO SOON TO KNOW THE FULL IMPACT OF THE ...


DRY SEPTEMBER INCREASES BIG ISLAND DROUGHT INTENSITY

225 PM HST THU OCT 6 2011

SYNOPSIS... WELL BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE WARMEST TIME OF THE YEAR COMBINED TO INCREASE DROUGHT INTENSITY OVER THE LEEWARD AREAS OF THE STATE. THE GREATEST CHANGES OCCURRED ON THE BIG ISLAND WHERE EXTREME DROUGHT...OR D3 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...HAS ONCE AGAIN STARTED. THE COVERAGE OF D3 IS CURRENTLY ALO...


DROUGHT IMPACTS INCREASING ON THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI COUNTY

1035 AM HST THU SEP 8 2011

SYNOPSIS... WELL BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL COMBINED WITH SEASONALLY WARM TEMPERATURES INCREASED DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OVER LEEWARD AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI COUNTY. A MONTH AGO ONLY A SMALL SECTION OF THE SOUTH KOHALA DISTRICT ON THE BIG ISLAND CONTAINED SEVERE DROUGHT...OR D2 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGH...


BIG ISLAND DROUGHT WORSENING AGAIN WITH BELOW NORMAL JULY RAINFALL

920 AM HST THU AUG 4 2011

SYNOPSIS... BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND WARMER TEMPERATURES DURING JULY HAVE RESULTED IN A WORSENING OF DROUGHT CONDITIONS ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII. THUS...THE AREA OF MODERATE DROUGHT...OR D1 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...SPREAD FROM THE SOUTH KAU DISTRICT INTO THE SOUTH KONA DISTRICT AND NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE VOLCANO...


LEEWARD BIG ISLAND AND MAUI COUNTY DROUGHT EXPECTED TO WORSEN OVER THE SUMMER

142 PM HST MON JUL 11 2011

SYNOPSIS... THE EFFECTS OF SPRING RAINFALL CONTINUED TO PRODUCE IMPROVEMENTS IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER LEEWARD PORTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI COUNTY. THIS IMPROVEMENT TREND IS EXPECTED TO END AS DRIER AND WARMER CONDITIONS TAKE HOLD DURING THE HEART OF THE 2011 DRY SEASON. DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE...A POCKET OF SEVERE DROUGHT...OR D2 C...


LATE WET SEASON RAINFALL HELPS EASE BIG ISLAND DROUGHT

650 AM HST THU JUN 2 2011

SYNOPSIS... RAINFALL DURING APRIL AND EARLY MAY HELPED REDUCE AGRICULTURAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD BIG ISLAND SLOPES. THIS HELPED KNOCK DOWN A STUBBORN POCKET OF EXTREME DROUGHT...OR D3 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...TO SEVERE DROUGHT...OR D2 CONDITIONS OVER THE POHAKULOA AREA. THE BIG ISLAND ...


AGRICULTURAL DROUGHT DECREASES IN MAUI COUNTY

910 AM HST THU MAY 5 2011

SYNOPSIS... AGRICULTURE CONDITIONS HAVE RECOVERED ENOUGH FROM RAINFALL EARLIER IN THE YEAR TO WARRANT AN IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT DEPICTION OVER PORTIONS OF MAUI COUNTY. THUS...SEVERE DROUGHT...OR D2 CATEGORY CONDITIONS ON THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP...HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MODERATE DROUGHT...OR THE D1 CATEGORY...OVER SOUTHWEST MAUI FROM KAONO...