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Wet season rainfall outlook for the state

MEDIA RELEASE Summary of the dry season (May – Sept. 2012) * 2011-2012 La Nina event ended in April Statewide Summary * Many sites had below average rainfall totals, especially in the leeward areas. * Leeward drought redeveloped or worsened in all four counties. * Most windward rainfall totals were below average but adequate to […]

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Some drought recovery expected on the Big Island and Maui County but full recovery may be elusive due to intensity and longevity of existing drought conditions.

Wet season rainfall outlook for Hawaii

Some drought recovery expected on the Big Island and Maui County but full recovery may be elusive due to intensity and longevity of existing drought conditions.

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The comings and goings of El Niño and La Niña are part of a long-term, evolving state of global climate, for which measurements of sea surface height are a key indicator.

La Niña’s exit leaves climate forecasts in limbo

The comings and goings of El Niño and La Niña are part of a long-term, evolving state of global climate, for which measurements of sea surface height are a key indicator.

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Although exacerbated by precipitation from a tropical cyclone, rainfalls of historic proportion in eastern Queensland, Australia have led to levels of flooding usually only seen once in a century," said David Adamec, Oceanographer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA satellites capture a stronger La Niña

Although exacerbated by precipitation from a tropical cyclone, rainfalls of historic proportion in eastern Queensland, Australia have led to levels of flooding usually only seen once in a century,” said David Adamec, Oceanographer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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“This is one of the strongest La Niña events in the past half century, and will likely persist into the northern hemisphere summer”

Strong La Niña in December 2010

“This is one of the strongest La Niña events in the past half century, and will likely persist into the northern hemisphere summer”

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NASA: Last decade was warmest on record

NASA: Last decade was warmest on record

MEDIA RELEASE A new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA scientists finds the past year was tied for the second warmest since 1880. In the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was the warmest year on record. Although 2008 was the coolest year of the decade because of a strong La Nina that cooled the tropical Pacific […]

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NOAA climate experts say the strengthening El Niño could mean a greater chance of late-season tropical cyclone development in the central Pacific, more high surf and less rainfall for the Hawaiian Islands during the upcoming wet season, which normally runs from October through April.

NOAA Prepares Citizens for Possible El Niño Impacts in Hawaii and the Pacific

NOAA climate experts say the strengthening El Niño could mean a greater chance of late-season tropical cyclone development in the central Pacific, more high surf and less rainfall for the Hawaiian Islands during the upcoming wet season, which normally runs from October through April.

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