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Forecast: Cold front approaching state could push vog away

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A rather dry and stable land and sea breeze pattern will continue into Thursday. Those conditions will last until Friday, when a front approaches the state.  This will possibly provide some relief from those hazy conditions with a slight boost in the winds and a hint of the trade winds developing behind this upcoming front.

On this beautiful Wednesday morning, we are starting off today with fairly cool temperatures (at least for Hawaii's standards).  You can feel a bit of a chill in the air with the clear overnight skies and low to mid 60s in some spots.  During the afternoon, we'll reach 84 at noon time and drop back down to about 72 degrees in the evening hours.  During the overnight hours, we will dip back down to the 60s in many neighborhoods (especially interior sections). Temperature ranges: Highs are 79 to 84. Lows are 63 to 68.

On the satellite image, you can clearly pinpoint the front that we are tracking. By the time it arrives it will become a rather weak cold front.  Weather models show that it will bring clouds and showers to Kauai then Oahu on Thursday night before stalling and dissipating over Maui County Friday and Saturday. Then a stable land and sea breeze regime will return by late Saturday with another weak front expected by next Tuesday or Wednesday.

As these fronts and areas of low pressure pass to our north over the Pacific, they are also bringing swell energy our way along with it.


Signs of a new and significant northwest swell will arrive Thursday with advisory level surf along the north and west shores in the afternoon.

Surf will continue to build, reaching warning-level surf Thursday evening. Surf will peak Friday morning followed by a gradual decline through the weekend. The south-facing shores may have a slightly higher-than-normal surf late in the week.  The Eddie will likely not be a go since the angle of this swell isn't the best for the competition.



Jennifer Robbins 

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