Makani Pāhili – Hurricane

ʻO pano ia, ʻo panopano ʻo Kāne i ka pō panopano i hānau.

The Wall of Weather
The wall of cloud – precursor to Hurricane Madeline. Shortly after dawn, August 30, 2016.

We have prepared as best we might, and Hilo now goes on about its business, cooking dinner, brushing dogs, checking out facebook, continuing the minutiae of daily life.

Meanwhile, we have watched a mass of cloud inexorably roll in from the ka hikina, the east. When I awoke this morning it was a huge grey wall behind the horizon line.

Evening glow on Maunakea. August 30, 2016.

By nightfall it blotted out the east and roofed the lower parts of Hilo while Maunakea stood clear, silhouetted by the last light of dusk.



Hiki mai ka Panopano
Hiki mai ka Panopano. The thick cloud comes.

Whatever the causes, the climate has changed. It will change even more. We must learn to live in it.

It is dark now, and the rain is starting. Blessings and aloha, and we will see you on the other side of the storm!