Tuesday, 4 August 2009


This might get interesting. Hurricane Felicia, currently about 2000 miles from my house, is on track to get a little too close to the Big Island for comfort. For the first time in a year or two I saw the local TV station weather people actually say we need to keep an eye on this storm. Not that I think they know what they're talking about, but they're usually OK when it comes to storms we can clearly ignore.

This one is headed to the Big Island but the current forecast is that it'll likely weaken into a tropical storm as it gets close to home as it tracks over colder water. It'll also meet high-level winds that'll probably tear it to pieces before it gets here and we might just get some rain and perhaps some stunning sunsets from Mauna Kea's summit!

You never know, though. We've had some pretty close calls during the last few years and it's only a matter of time before a hurricane actually hits one of the islands here again, but for now it looks as though Felicia will fizzle out. In any case, I hope that's what happens.

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