Trade winds to return in wake of Barbara’s remnants

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The Honolii Stream pushes brown water out to Honolii Beach Park on Tuesday after heavy rain in Hilo.

The remnants of what was Hurricane Barbara brought more rain to Hawaii Island on Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, Hilo International Airport received a little more than half an inch of rain during the prior 24 hours, but Hakalau measured 1.48 inches, Piihonua saw 1.39 inches, Pahoa received 2.44 inches and Mountain View tallied 2.13 inches.


Gauges in Pahala saw 2.05 inches. Rain was minimal in Waimea, with gauges there tallying just 0.01 and 0.05 inches of rain.

According to the NWS Tuesday afternoon, as moisture associated with Barbara continues to move away from the area, a more typical trade wind weather pattern will resume, and humidity will diminish somewhat.

Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will deliver clouds and a few brief showers to windward areas through the week, while leeward areas will be mostly dry.


There is some potential for a brief increase in showers Sunday on the Big Island, the NWS said.

A small craft advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. today.

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