Thursday, December 3, 2009

Voggy ~ More High Surf ~ Dramatic Lava Pali

General volcanic haze, or vog, blankets the southeast and east side of the Big Island again this morning. The winds, though, were still favorable to keep the lava viewing area open last night. If you are planning to go out to see the ocean entry, it would still be a good idea to phone the Civil Defense lava hotline at 961-8093 around 2:00 PM for each days update of openings and closures.

Above & below are dramatic photos by Ron Boyle showing molten lava flowing off the large older sea cliffs into the ocean just a short distance west of the main Waikupanaha ocean entry.

North Shores of Kauai, Oahu and parts of Maui are under a high surf advisory for seas exceeding 25-feet as a series of northern cold fronts push in close to the island chain.

General weather service summary:
“A cold front is slated to move down the main Hawaiian islands this evening. Areas ahead of the front will experience breezy southerly winds and locally heavy showers starting as early as this afternoon. The front is expected to dissipate over the Big Island Friday afternoon".

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