Which Way Does the Wind Blow?
ES1806  Oahu Rainfall

This map shows the annual rainfall levels (in inches) for various locations over the island of Oahu. As the previous animation revealed, high precipitation levels are closely tied to rising air moving up a mountain.

Pacific Disaster Center
Annual precipitation in inches for selected locations on Oahu.

7. What are the three places with the highest annual precipitation levels, and where are they located on the island?

8. What are the three places with the lowest annual precipitation levels, and where are they located on the island?

9. Describe at least one way you could check if your predicted wind direction is correct.

10. If a weather report for Oahu indicated a storm with winds from the south, would this refute the evidence you gathered about wind direction? Why or why not?


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