The National Weather Service released their west season outlook forecast over the upcoming months and they are predicting for a wetter than usual rainy reason. The wet season in Hawaii is recognized as starting in October and ending April.
In their report, meteorologist site a variety of factors that can continue to a rainy season. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is anticipating a ENSO-neutral conditions which refers to El Niño/Southern Oscillation. In the last 30 years, 8 out of the top 10 rainiest wet seasons have had ENSO neutral conditions.
Although a wetter rainy season may seem like not so great news, it will actually be a welcomed sight by many as they anticipate the extra rain can help alleviate the existing drought and the numerous brush fires cropping up over the last several months.
Maui county can also rest easy knowing that the National Weather Service is also predicting for minimal vog conditions. When vog is absent or minimal, it can contribute to to heavier rain fall.
While a few months late, Mount Haleakala saw record breaking snowfall in February creating world wide buzz.
The upcoming wet season is leading some to speculate there is a good chance for snow on Maui. Upper elevations on Maui will be the only place to find snow if there is any, but the short journey will be worth the experience!
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