Sunny Skies, Afternoon Haze Expected Today
A Wind Advisory is posted for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. West winds from 35 to 45 mph are expected with higher gusts. The National Weather Service advises that winds this strong can make walking and driving difficult. Use extra caution when driving and be careful when opening and closing doors. If camping in the area, be sure your tent is well anchored.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island windward waters through 6:00 p.m. Thursday for rough seas up to 10 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Surf from 6 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.
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Partly cloudy skies are expected today with isolated showers. Light and variable winds up to 10 mph are forecasted with sea breezes likely to take hold in the afternoon. High temperatures should fall in the range of 79° to 86°. Hazy skies are expected late in the day (see UHSOEST vog model above).
UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies are expected with light and variable winds up to 10 mph. Land breezes are likely to develop. Low temperatures from 65° to 70° are expected.
Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18
Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5
Dry and stable conditions are expected over the state through Thursday. Winds will become southwest and rapidly strengthen on Friday as a front approaches the state from the west. The front will bring showers across the islands Friday night through Saturday night. The front will linger near the Big Island during the day Sunday, but will move east of the state by late in the day Sunday. Drier weather will return by early next week.
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