Severe Weather Watches CURRENTLY in Effect

Winter Weather Advisory
Alert:
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BIG ISLAND SUMMITS ABOVE
11500 FEET…

.Deep moisture wrapping around a broad upper level low to the east
of the Big Island will bring periods of snow to the higher
elevations of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa today and tonight.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST
SATURDAY…

  • WHAT…Periods of snow will affect the summits today and
    tonight. Plan on slippery road conditions. Additional snow
    accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

  • WHERE…Big Island Summits above 11500 feet.

  • WHEN…Until 6 AM HST Saturday.

  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
    times in snow, along with blowing and drifting snow.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and
limited visibilities, and use extreme caution while driving.
Instructions:
Target Area:
Big Island Summit


Flash Flood Watch
Alert:
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND…
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Maui and the Big Island.
* Through 6 PM HST this evening.
* Moisture wrapping around a broad upper level low to the east of
the state will bring frequent showers and isolated thunderstorms
to Maui and the Big Island today. Rainfall will be heavy at
times, potentially leading to flash flooding. Although most of
the heavy rain will focus over windward areas due to the strong
trade winds in place, heavy showers and thunderstorms will also
remain possible across leeward areas. The threat for flash
flooding is expected to diminish this evening.
Instructions: A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.
Target Area:
Big Island Interior
Big Island North and East
Kohala


Wind Advisory
Alert:
…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING…

  • WINDS…East to northeast 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts over
    50 mph are expected across Lanai, Kahoolawe, the Maui central
    valley and leeward West Maui, as well as the South Kohala
    district of the Big Island.

  • TIMING…Through 6 PM HST this evening.

  • IMPACTS…Winds this strong could down tree branches and cause
    localized power outages. Motorists, especially those in high
    profile vehicles, are urged to drive with caution.
    Instructions: A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected. Motorists should use extra caution.
    Target Area:
    Kohala


High Surf Advisory
Alert:
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU
MOLOKAI MAUI AND BIG ISLAND…
.Large surf will continue along exposed east facing shores
through the weekend due to strong trade winds locally and over a
large area east of the islands.
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SUNDAY…
* SURF…8 to 12 feet along east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu,
Molokai, Maui and the Big Island, lowering to 7 to 10 feet
Sunday.
* TIMING…Through 6 PM HST Sunday.
* IMPACTS…Moderate…Expect strong breaking waves, shore
break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming
difficult and dangerous.
Instructions: Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

Big Island North and East
Kauai Windward
Maui Windward West
Molokai Windward
Oahu Koolau
Olomana
South Big Island

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