Latest Weather Alerts 12/23/14
A Blizzard Warning was just issued by the National Weather Service for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
We expect very strong winds, bitterly cold wind chills, possible heavy snow, blowing and drifting snow and lightning strikes. Twelve inches or more are possible during this time with higher drifts.
The National Weather Service warns of extremely hazardous and possibly life-threatening conditions for anyone attempting to drive or hike to the summits.
Winds are forecasted to gust to 45 to 60 mph Tuesday and up to 95 mph Tuesday night and Wednesday. Temperatures are forecasted in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s with wind chill in the teens.
A High Wind Warning is also posted from 6 p.m. Monday night through 6 a.m. Thursday morning for the wind conditions mentioned above.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6:00 p.m. tonight to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Locally heavy rain may produce rainfall amounts of 3 inches or more. If this occurs in a short period of time flash flooding may occur. Excessive runoff may produce rock and mudslides in steep terrain and fast flowing water may create life threatening situations.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west side of the Big Island until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday for a fading large west-northwest swell. This advisory replaces the previously posted warning.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Winds of 25 to 30 knots are expected and rough seas from 9 to 17 feet.