Gusty Winds Today, Front Ahead
A High Wind Warning is posted for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning. West winds from 40 to 70 mph with gusts to 90 mph are expected. The National Weather Service advises that winds this strong can make walking and driving difficult. Travel to the summit should be delayed until winds subside.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for north-facing shores of the Big Island through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday for 10 to 15 foot faces. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for windward and southeast Big Island waters along with the Alenuihaha channel through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday for southwest winds up to 25 knots and rough seas up to 13 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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West winds from 15 to 25 mph are expected at lower elevations and could be higher at higher elevations. The summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are under a High Wind Warning at this time. Partly sunny skies with scattered morning showers. High temperatures should fall in the range of 79° to 84°.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are expected with scattered showers. West winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph. Low temperatures are forecasted from 66° to 71°.
Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18
Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5
West winds are expected through the week. More weak fronts will pass over the islands from the west around Wednesday night and Friday. Light winds and drier weather are expected over the weekend. A stronger front may bring heavier rain around Monday night.
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