Extreme Drought Conditions Reported On Big Island

April 10, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

Drought conditions have intensified across the State Of Hawaii during the past month. The National Weather Service reported “extreme drought” in some areas of the Big Island.  


According to news reports some ranchers have reported loss of mature cows. They’ve been forced to reduce herd size and feral pigs and goats are moving onto ranch lands.

Drought conditions are expected to last long into summer on all islands and the National Weather Service says that the next best chance for substantial rainfall could be next season in October.

  • Niihau
  • Kauai
  • Oahu
  • Molokai
  • Lanai
  • Maui
  • Big Island

The latest monitor map from the National Weather Service shows most of the state abnormally dry or worse, with extreme drought conditions in the South Kona areas of the Big Island.