Winter drought trends since 1950 and projected future change in winter drought risk for the Hawaiian Islands


Figure 2-16 All four major Hawaiian Islands (O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island) have experienced increasing winter drought since the 1950s, defined by a longer annual maximum number of consecutive dry days. Background colors highlight changes in the number of low-precipitation months during the wet season (November–April) based on statistically downscaled climate change scenarios from six models of the IPCC AR4 report for years 2080–2100. (Figure courtesy of Oliver Elison Timm.)