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Cooler, Drier Conditions in Wake of Front

February 11, 2015, 1:53 AM HST
* Updated February 10, 10:57 PM
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Alerts

A High Wind Warning is posted for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. West winds from 50 to 70 mph are expected with higher gusts. High winds make driving dangerous. Please delay travel to the summit areas until the wind subsides.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most Big Island waters (except right off of South Point) through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday for southwest winds of 20 to 30 knots and rough seas up to 16 feet.

A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Surf from 8 to 10 feet is expected along west facing shores. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

A Gale Warning is posted for all off shore waters.

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Today

Partly cloudy skies are expected today with variable winds up to 15 mph. High temperatures should fall in the range of 80° to 86°.

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UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies are expected with light and variable winds up to 15 mph. Low temperatures are forecasted from 63° to 68°.

Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18

Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5

 

Looking Ahead 

Cooler and drier conditions with stable low clouds are expected to move in over the state from the northwest. Light northerly winds should increase and become southwest again by Friday, when another front will approach the state. This new feature will be similar to the current one, spreading moderate rain across the state over the weekend.

 

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