Tag: weather

Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester

There are two hurricanes headed towards Hawaii. Hurricane Madeline is scheduled to arrive Wednesday/Thursday while Hurricane Lester will be here for the weekend. It’s hurricane season in the Central Pacific (June through November). Hey Cara, I thought El Nino was over and this was supposed to be an easier summer.[…]

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How to treat a sunburn

We recently returned from a family vacation off-Maui. After several weeks away, we had lost most of our suntan! You know what that means when you get back to Maui! Yup – a sunburn! On our first beach day back I burned horribly. The kids were wearing water shirts and were just fine.[…]

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Tropical Storm Darby to arrive on Maui tonight

If you are on Maui or coming to Maui in the next day or two, please check the news. Tropical Storm Darby is approaching, reaching Big Island today and scheduled to hit Maui tonight. What is a tropical storm? A tropical storm is the pre-cursor to a hurricane. Yes, June-November[…]

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Oh thank heavens El Nino is over!

I saw a headline on HawaiiNewNow this morning that El Nino is officially over. Can it be? What is El Nino? El Nino is a weather pattern that warms the sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. Warm sea surface temperatures increase the likelihood of storms and hurricanes. Yes, the[…]

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What to do on a rainy day in Kihei?

This morning we woke up to an unusual weather phenomenon in Kihei! It’s raining! Do you know how unusual a rainy day is in Kihei? Kihei and Wailea lie in the rain shadow of Haleakala. Most of our rain clouds come from the other side of Haleakala (the green rainforesty[…]

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How about rappelling down a waterfall with Rappel Maui?

Are you content with sitting on the beach or going for a beach walk? Or are you an adrenaline junkie? If you crave an adrenaline rush, you may be interested in Rappel Maui. One of our neighbors was telling me about this new business that she has recently become involved in. Personally, I[…]

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Elvis in Hawaii!

How about an Elvis show while on Maui? This past week we had family visiting and wanted to see a show as a group. Unfortunately it was windy and cool and an outdoor luau next to the ocean was going to get a little cold. An indoor show was the alternative.[…]

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What is vog and why is it so hazy on Maui?

What is vog? If you are on Maui right now, you know it is really hazy. In fact, it’s been quite hazy for a while now. It is so hazy, we can barely see Kaho’olawe from Kihei. The island of Lana’i is missing entirely (well, visually). What is this haze?[…]

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