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Gusty SW Winds Expected Today for Big Island

February 6, 2017, 1:38 AM HST
* Updated February 6, 8:30 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Gale Warning: All offshore waters

Small Craft Advisory: All island coastal waters through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

High Wind Warning: Summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through 6 a.m. Wednesday for gusts up to  75 mph.

High Surf Advisory: West side of Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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Wind Advisory: Southwest “Kona” winds will increase reaching 25 to 35 mph in some spots with gusts up to 50 mph. The strongest gusts are expected in downsloping areas. Winds this strong can result in power interruptions, roof damage, branches falling from trees and can make driving difficult. Secure any loose outdoor objects.

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Looking Ahead

Gusty southwesterly winds are forecast to continue through Monday as a cold front approaches. The front is forecast to move down the island chain through Tuesday bringing heavy showers and possible thunderstorms. Drier conditions are expected to fill in Tuesday night through Thursday night, but another cold front is forecast for late in the week.

 

Today 

We have southwest winds today from 15 to 30 mph, gusting to 50 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 79° to 84°. Mostly sunny skies are expected with isolated windward showers and scattered leeward showers. Haze is forecast for the windward side.

UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Southwest winds are forecast from 15 to 30 mph, gusting to 50 mph tonight. Partly cloudy skies are expected with isolated showers for windward spots and showers likely in leeward areas. Low temperatures from 66° to 71°.

 

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