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October 26, 2015

Think About It: Rain or Shine

And the hits just keep on coming… Just when it appeared that we are finally getting over this ridiculously long season of rain, humidity, and oppressive heat comes word that we should now be seeing extended periods of drought and dry weather for the next six to nine months.

A joke the last few months was that a forecast of 20% chance of rain actually meant that it rained here every 12-minutes, but now that low water tables in some areas have seen recovery due to the wettest summer in Hawaii in 30-years, it looks like drier days are ahead. Many areas around the state saw the wettest August and Septembers in recorded history, according to local officials at the National Weather Service. But while dry days and nights might be in our near future, don't put away the galoshes just yet, as storm season is still upon us and Hurricane Iwa hit us in late November back in 1982. 

Whether it's all about El Niño, global warming, equatorial heat due to changes in wind patterns, cow methane problems, or a combination of issues, weather predictions are simply educated, scientifically-backed theories on what may happen next. Forewarned should mean fore-armed as you stay weather-ready with family plans for evacuation, food and water, shelter options, plans for elderly or infirmed relatives, pet contingency needs, etc. Don't let the inconsistencies of Mother Nature lull you into a sense of complacency when it comes to safety and preparedness. Think about it…

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