The vog has hung over the islands a few times this year. It has returned once again this week. Many are saying that this week's vog has been the worst ever. It is a very eery feeling when you can't see landmarks that you know are there. Yesterday morning while driving to work, the mountains looked more like shadows and Diamond Head was barely visible. I can't even imagine what it is like on the Big Island right now.
Photo taken from Kaimuki by George F. Lee. (photo is linked to the article)
Caption under the photo: "Volcanic haze blanketed Honolulu for a second day yesterday, obscuring the cityscape and natural landscape."
*Update: The mountains have disappeared!! I couldn't even see the shadows today while driving to work. Did Locke hit the wrong button and move the mountains instead of the island??