Friday, December 2, 2016


It's currently snowing atop the two big volcanos, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. It's a big storm, so there's the possibility of 20" of snow this weekend. A lot! Here's the current image from one of the observatories on Mauna Kea.....

The roadway is closed, obviously, but once it's plowed and reopened, lots of people will be heading up there to ski, sled, play in the snow, and shovel it into the back of pick up trucks in order to bring it down for making snowmen and having just plain fun. Just because we live in Hawaii doesn't mean that we can't have snowball fights. 😀

PS- as of 9:30 this morning, the farm has gotten 2.05" of rain. More to come. Happily this rain will reduce the fire risk around here for a while. 

It's now almost 1 pm. Still snowing on the mountain tops..,,,,
Mauna Kea ---

Mauna Loa ---

Still raining on the farm but not as hard. I've heard that there was some temporary flooding in Waiohinu and the road was flooded at Kawa (it always floods in heavy rain). Hope it drains before school lets out so the kids can go home. 

7 pm update : 
It's been raining lightly at the farm all day, adding another 0.85" of rain to the total. My home-use catchment tanks are now full, but the ag tank is still a foot low and could use some more rain. No flooding on the farm. Everything is draining nicely so far. 

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