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Latest Weather Alerts for Saturday 1/3/15

January 2, 2015, 11:35 AM HST
* Updated January 3, 1:55 PM
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Numerous advisories and warnings were posted overnight and into this morning for a very vigorous front that pushed through the Aloha State. Fortunately, most of those weather alerts have since expired. Mahalo for following this thread and using it as your landing page during this severe weather event.

Alerts that are still in effect as of 1:50 p.m. 1/3/15

Observations at the higher elevations of the Big Island, mainly above 5000 feet, are indicating sporadic localized warning level wind gusts are still occurring. Thus the warning for the interior Big Island has been reissued by the National Weather Service through noon Sunday. West winds from 45 to 55 mph with gusts over 65 mph are expected, increasing again tonight and shifting northwest 55 to 70 mph with gusts up to 85 mph early Sunday. Winds will diminish during the day on Sunday. Big Island interior winds are expected from 20 to 40 mph gusting to 55 mph.

The Gale Warning has been replaced by a Small Craft Advisory for northwest to north winds from 25 to 30 knots with higher gusts and rough seas of 9 to 15 feet. This advisory is posted through early this evening.

A Blizzard Warning is in effect from 6:00 p.m. this evening until 6:00 p.m. Saturday. The worst conditions are expected late tonight and early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service warns of “life-threatening conditions for anyone attempting to travel to the summits.” West winds from 55 to 90 mph with gusts upwards of 120 mph are expected at the highest elevations. Temperatures falling into the lower 20’s and near whiteout conditions with severe blowing and drifting snow, thunderstorms and lightning strikes are forecasted.

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Your weather forecast for 1/3/15 can be found HERE.

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Your surf forecast for 1/3/15 can be found HERE.

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