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Hawaii Island Air Quality Update # 1 for December 21st, 2020

Here is the daily Hawaii Island Air Quality Report - morning update for December 21st, 2020 at 8:30 am.

Emissions from Halema'uma'u Crater visible on GOES-17 Imagery for Hawai'i

Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team

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Aloha HIRSC Followers,


Here is the morning Air Quality Index (AQI) for Hawaii Island at 8:30 am Monday, December 21st, 2020, and an observation report from HIRSC - Hawaii Island Team:

HIRSC - Hawaii Island and Weather Team Observations:


Kona Coast (Includes North and South Kona; up to Miloli'i): Clear Skies with visibility greater than 10 miles. Calm to light variable winds being record all throughout the Kona Coast. No visible vog.


Kohala Coast (Waikoloa Beach to Kawaihae): Clear Skies with visibility greater than 10 miles. Light to moderate variable winds being record all throughout the Kohala Coast. No visible vog.


North Hawaii (Including North Kohala, Upper South Kohala, and Hamakua region): Clear to scattered cloud conditions with visibility greater than 10 miles. Light to moderate variable winds being recorded through the North Hawaii region. No visible vog.


Hilo (Including the North and South Hilo region): Mostly cloudy skies with visibility up to 9 miles in some areas. Came to light variable winds being recorded along the Hilo Coastline. No visible vog.


Puna (Including Kea'au, Paradise Park, Mountain View, and Pahoa areas): Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Visibility up to 8 miles in some areas being under 8 miles. Calm to light variable winds being recorded. No visible vog.


Ka'ū (Including Pahala, Na'alehu, and Ocean View): Clear skies with visibility greater than 10 miles. Variable winds that are calm to light. Visible vog has been observed in Pahala, Punalu'u, and Na'alehu area, moving with the southwest winds.


Overall observations: Based on visible vog being observed along the Ka'ū Coast, the Kona Coast should anticipate vog conditions beginning sometime later this afternoon as the southwest winds are blowing in Ka'ū and Kona winds are beginning to prevail over the Kona Coast.

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