Hilo, Hawaii

Latitude: 19.717°N   Longitude: 155.049°W   Elevation: 11 masl

Hilo water vapor profile data plots
Water vapor data files

Hawaii Map
Hilo is on the eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii

Balloons carrying NOAA frost point hygrometers have been launched occasionally at Hilo since 1991, but regular monthly data flights began in December, 2010.

Hawaii Map
The National Weather Service facility at the Hilo International Airport

Our balloons and FPHs are launched at the National Weather Service facility at the Hilo International Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. Thanks to the staff of the NOAA Mauna Loa observatory for performing the flights.

Thanks also to the National Weather Service for allowing us to use their facility.


Bringing out the inflated balloon and payload just before launch at the Hilo International Airport