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Hawaii VOG

A distance of 300 miles and the normal trade winds usually prevent Hawaii's Kilauea volcanic gases from reaching Kauai.  But there are instances when the wind patterns shift to what we call a "Kona Wind" which can bring the gases (VOG) to the other islands along with unsettled weather.  Kauai had both yesterday, "voggy" skies with torrential winds, rain, & flooding.  With no industry on the island, our skies are normally crystal clear.  That is not the case where the mountains are shrouded in VOG as seen in the pictures below.

The good news for those of us on Kauai is that while VOG is the norm on the Big Island, it's rare here.  It only occurs a few times a year and lasts only a few days.

Hawaii VOG in Lihue

Hawaii VOG in Lihue

Pictures were taken from the community of Pikake.  It's a wildly popular new community in Lihue with numerous homes under construction and many homesites still available.

Aloha!

Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B) photo

 

Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B)

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Comment balloon 15 commentsRichard T. Dolbeare • December 10 2010 04:54PM

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Wow.. Even with the VOG those pics are beautiful. Thanks for the post. It makes me want to go to Hawaii again as we love going there...

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 8 years ago

Hi Robert.  Now is a great time to come visit while tourism is still down. 

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) about 8 years ago

Beautiful pictures not hampered by by VOG at all!  I never heard of the VOG before so now I know.  Thanks.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) about 8 years ago

Ah but when one is accustomed to crystal clear views, it's very noticeable.  It will be gone soon.

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) about 8 years ago

Richard,

No VOG here in Crofton. No chance of getting you back either with scenery like that.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Hi Richard.  It's always good to hear from you because as you know, I used to live in Crofton.  Perhaps you can send me some great snow pictures if this winter is anything similar to last.

Aloha & happy holidays.

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) about 8 years ago

Hi Richard I hope all is well.

These are still lovely shots.  I suppose the big island just wanted to share the VOG:)  Here is hoping it did not last long.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 8 years ago

Thanks for an interesting post explaining the VOG. Your pictures are beautiful of the area.

Posted by Diane Williams about 8 years ago

Hi Jennifer.  Indeed it did not last long and all is back to normal.  Come visit!

 

Hi Diane.  Thanks for stopping by.  Aloha & happy holidays.

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) about 8 years ago

Oh, how I would love to take a trip over there!  It's quite gloomy here today, but considerably warmer than the freezing temps we've had the past few days.

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the holidays!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) almost 8 years ago

Hi Ann & thanks for stopping by.  Best wishes for the holiday season.

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) almost 8 years ago

You have to admit that the vog creates some nice looking mountain scenes though.  But I would prefer if the tradewinds came back.  Hope you have a merry Christmas!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 8 years ago

Hi Georgina.  We got pounded with rain here, how did Maui make out?

Aloha & best wishes for the holidays.

Ricahrd

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) almost 8 years ago

Richeard--like others I had never hard of VOG until we visited the Big Island this fall.  Your photos bring back lots of good memories of the trip.  Kauai was the most beautiful island.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Hi Mary,

Your trip was very recent and glad you have good memories to bring you back again.

Aloha!

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) almost 8 years ago

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