Hawaii Drought Monitor for May

It’s been pretty dry here on the Big Island during the last month.

Here is the lasted U.S.D.A. Drought Monitor image for the State of Hawaii updated May 20, 2014 and released today:

Drought Monitor for MayI washed my car this weekend and after two days of driving on Puna roads… my car looked like this from all the dust on the back roads:
Dusty Car

3 Responses

  1. The area around Kawaihae has been quite wet this year. The most rain I have seen in awhile. In fact this drought monitoring data says just that. The yellow areas indicate least drought and the white indicate no drought areas.

  2. You aren’t speaking for the entire island. Over in Waikoloa Village, we have gotten over 8″ of rain so far this year. Last year we got 4.5″ for the entire year and the years before that were 5.5 and 6.5.

  3. The USDA map is not so accurate. It shows some drought conditions for Hilo and a bit north, but none for Puna. Until last night (5/21) from Keaau to Pahoa and beyond there has been nil rain since the end of April. Buth, then, that is only Puna, so, who cares?… :(

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