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Hawaii Island Air Quality Update # 2 for December 21st, 2020

Here is the daily Hawaii Island Air Quality Report - afternoon update for December 21st, 2020 at 3:30 pm.

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

Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team

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Here is the morning Air Quality Index (AQI) for Hawaii Island at 3:30 pm 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): Partly cloudy with visibility greater than 10 miles. Calm to light variable winds being record all throughout the Kona Coast. Vog haze had begun to linger over the Kona Coast at about 11:00 am Monday morning.


Kohala Coast (Waikoloa Beach, Waikoloa Village, to Kawaihae): Clear to partly cloudy skies with visibility greater than 10 miles. Light to moderate trade winds being record all throughout the Kohala Coast. Light hazy (not vog) setting over the Kohala Coast.


North Hawaii (Including North Kohala, Kamuela, and Hamakua region): Clear to scattered cloud conditions with visibility greater than 10 miles. Light to moderate variable winds with some breezy conditions being recorded at the upper elevations of South Kohala district. No visible vog.


Hilo (Including the North and South Hilo region): Mostly cloudy with scattered showers with visibility up to 10 miles in some areas. Calm 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 5 miles. Calm to light variable winds being recorded. No visible vog.


Ka'ū (Including Pahala, Na'alehu, and Ocean View): Mostly cloudy skies with visibility up to 8 miles. Light to moderate winds being recorded. Visible vog has been observed in Pahala, Punalu'u, Na'alehu, and Ocean View area and moving with southwest winds and coming back to shore towards the Kona Coast. Poor Air Quality Indexes were recorded in the Ocean View (105 with SO2 reading of .098 ppm) and Pahala (163 with SO2 reading of .240 ppm) stations with unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups.


Overall observations: Light vog conditions being observed along the Kona Coast, while parts of the Ka'ū Coastline seen moderate to heavy vog conditions have been reported in many parts of the Ka'ū district.

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