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Gusty Winds, Sunny Skies Today

December 26, 2014, 1:03 AM HST
* Updated December 25, 11:06 PM
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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**

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Today, Friday, December 26, 2014

Today, we expect mostly sunny skies with isolated showers for windward spots in the afternoon. Winds are forecasted out of the southwest from 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. High temperatures should fall in the range of 77° to 82°.

Sunrise: 6:53 a.m.

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Sunset: 5:49 p.m.

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UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

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Clear skies are expected tonight on the Big Island with just isolated showers for windward spots after midnight. West winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Low temperatures from 64° to 69° degrees.

Moonrise: 10:49 a.m.

Moonset: 11:02 p.m.

Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.

Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.

 

Looking Ahead 

Cool temperatures and generally dry conditions are expected to prevail through the weekend. Clouds and a few showers will be limited mainly to northwest slopes. More typical trade-wind conditions will return gradually by Sunday night and Monday. A weak front is forecasted to move southeast across the state from Monday night or Tuesday into Wednesday.

 

Almanac for Hilo Airport

Maximum Temperature for today: 

Normal 79°

Record 86° / Set in 1996

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 65°

Record 60° / Set in 1977 and tied in 1998 and 1999

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