August 2015 brought our wettest month ever to Rancho Aloha — 21.09 inches of rain. For Holualoa, which averages about 50 inches of rainfall in a year, it has been a late summer of interesting weather.
We have been threatened with hurricane after hurricane: Delores, Guillermo, Ignacio, Jimena. All have veered to the north or to the south of the Hawaiian Islands, but in their wake, the weather patterns have brought day after day of afternoon lightning and thunder and heavy rainfall. Both the coffee (we have just started the 2015 harvest) and weeds are thriving with abundant rain.
And the rain continues. In the first seven days of September, we have had 8.78 inches. We will do our best to send some of this rain to the West Coast for drought relief.