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Posted: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 12:37 PM HST

Some West Hawaii pastures growing grass again

By Associated Press

HILO, Hawaii (AP) Severe drought conditions have lessened slightly on the Big Island's west side thanks to heavier-than-normal rains in leeward areas last month.

The normally rainier east side of the island had less than average precipitation though.

National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Kodama told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the reverse pattern is related to fewer tradewinds and the arrival of several cold fronts.

Kaloko-Honokohau had more than double the volume of its average January rainfall of about two inches. Kealakekua and Honaunau also had more rain than normal for the month.

Kodama says some pastures are growing grass again, though growth is still sparse in places like leeward South Kohala.

Grass will need to be reseeded in some areas because they've been dry for so long.



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