Air quality reaches ‘unhealthy’ levels in Kona

  • The Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay is barely visible through the vog from the scenic lookout on Kamehameha III Road Tuesday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The shoreline is barely visible from the scenic lookout on Kamehameha III Road. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Royal Sea Cliff on Alii Drive is bareley visible from Lako Street through the vog. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Visitors at Kahaluu Beach swim in heavy vog on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Vog obliterates the view of Hualalai from NELHA on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Hualalai was shrouded in vog as air quality reached “unhealthy” levels for some West Hawaii residents Tuesday.