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WEEKEND WEATHER: Some Haze, Light East Winds

January 17, 2015, 1:41 AM HST
* Updated January 17, 12:22 PM
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Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6:00 p.m. Sunday for west side of the Big Island. Surf from 6 to 10 feet is expected. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Alenuihaha Channel through 6:00 a.m. Sunday for rough seas up to 13 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

**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, Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Partly cloudy skies are expected today. Light east winds are also expected from 5 to 15 mph. As the land heats up, sea breezes are expected to develop which will lead to afternoon cloud cover and possible isolated showers. Hazy skies are expected for parts of the Big Island (see UHSOEST vog model above), although it is not expected to be as hazy as the last few days. High temperatures should fall in the range of 81° to 86°.

Sunrise: 6:58 a.m.

Sunset: 6:03 p.m.

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UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Mostly clear skies are expected. Leeward spots may be cloudy to start but are expected to clear as the land breeze takes hold. East winds up to 15 mph are expected. Low temperatures are forecasted from 64° to 69° degrees.

Moonrise: 4:07 a.m.

Moonset: 3:37 p.m.

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

Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3

 

Almanac for Hilo Airport

Maximum Temperature for today: 

Normal 79°

Record 89° / Set in 1959

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 64°

Record 60° / Set in 1966 and tied in 1985

 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Partly cloudy skies and the possibility of isolated afternoon showers are expected today with east winds up to 15 mph. Hazy skies are again in the forecast with land and sea breeze patterns setting up for the Big Island. Highs from 82° to 87° and lows from 64° to 70°.

Sunrise: 6:58 a.m.

Sunset: 6:04 p.m.

UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Looking Ahead 

A ridge building northeast of the islands will produce light winds and mostly dry weather through the middle of next week. Unusually large surf is expected starting mid-week. A front is expected to reach Kauai next Friday and push down past the Big Island. This front may bring heavy showers.

**Click here for your detailed Big Island surf report.**

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Saturday / Image: UHSOEST

Saturday / Image: NOAA / NWS

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Sunday / Image: NOAA / NWS

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