Kepuhi Beach Resort Condominiums
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On December 18 there was a Kona storm that hit Molokai, giving us 3.5 inches of much needed rain. On December 19, the main storm had moved on, and there were light showers, but extremely strong Kona winds. (Kona storms and winds come from the opposite direction that we get used to in Hawaii. Trade winds blow NE and Konas blow SW. For Kepuhi Beach Resort, that means normally the winds blow off-shore, but during Kona winds they blow on- shore directly at the condos). Kahului airport clocked SW wind gusts up to 80 mph. At the summit of Mauna Kea on Big Island, gusts were clocked as high as 166 mph. This wind coincided with a large NW swell which kicked up the salt spray from breaking waves and came directly to the condos. Anything that was exposed to this received 'leaf burn' from the salt spray. The cottages, and buildings 23,24, and 25 were hit the hardest being the most exposed, but there is burn damage all the way up to the parking lots. This is not an unusual event, we just have not had a big Kona storm for a few years. Most plants and trees will survive, but they will lose their leaves and look burned for a while. There are a lot of advantages to being close to the water, but this is one of the things nature produces where it is a big disadvantage. First the drought, then the deer, now the ocean. Lots of challenges to work through, thank you for your patience.
Wednesday Night Potlucks
When: Every Wednesday Evening