“Mauna Loa Eruption Day 4: Minimal movement for leading edge of lava flow closest to Saddle Road.”
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Mauna Loa continues to erupt, with the leading edge of the lava flow still more than 3 miles away from Saddle Road. Watch for additional updates throughout the day.
Two County Council members reflect on their time with the legislative body, a new exhibit is coming to the East Hawaii Cultural Center and more.
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Mauna Loa Eruption Day 4: Minimal movement for leading edge of lava flow closest to Saddle Road
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports two active lava flows on Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone, with the leading edge of the flow closest to Daniel K. Inouye Highway, or Saddle Road, having minimal movement. The flow remains near the 7,000 foot elevation and more than 3 miles away from the highway.
For a map of the Mauna Loa lava flow, refer to the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Hazard Impact Map.
David, Chung reflect on their time serving on Hawai‘i County Council By Nathan Christophel
The new Hawai‘i County Council will be sworn in Dec. 5, minus two familiar faces who have been fixtures at the table for the past eight years.
Maile David, who represented Council District 6, and Aaron Chung, the Council District 2 representative, were both term-limited this year and could not seek re-election. Their last regular Council meeting was Nov. 16.
Art meets climate change activism in “Deliquesce” exhibit
A new exhibit at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center in Downtown Hilo shows how nature absorbs the impact of human interventions, but dissolution may be the end result.
In “Deliquesce: absorbing so much water as to liquify and melt away,” visual and performance artist Mary Babcock takes the chemistry concept of “deliquesce,” or absorbing water to the point of liquifying and melting away as some salts do, and applies it to sea level rise and climate change in the Pacific Ocean.
Closures scheduled for several areas of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
There are several closures planned in December for portions of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park. All closures will be from 6-11 a.m. The upcoming closures are:
The reason for the closures is to provide public safety during helicopter operations to remove invasive, non-native vegetation.
Tourism, improved labor market will help Hawaiʻi escape US recession, state says
Thanks to strong tourism numbers and improved labor market conditions, Hawai’i’s economy will see little impact from the US recession predicted early next year, according to a new state report released Wednesday.
Mauna Loa lava flows reach flat area, may take two days to reach Saddle Road
“The flows are reaching a relatively flat area and are beginning to slow down; as this happens, the lava flow will spread out and inflate. Forecasts indicate it may take two days for lava flows to reach the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road),” according to the HVO.
Kauai Weather Forecast for December 01, 2022
Light to moderate trade winds will strengthen somewhat over the weekend, bringing a few brief windward showers. Increasing moisture and strengthening…
Kauai Surf Forecast for December 01, 2022
A large, long period west northwest (300-310 degree) swell will build in today, peak tonight and Friday morning and then gradually fall Friday night…
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Russ Roberts (https//hawaiinewsdigest.net).