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Gusty Southwest Winds Expected This Weekend

February 11, 2017, 1:43 AM HST
* Updated February 10, 10:56 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Wind Warning: Summit of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through Sunday at 6 a.m. Southwest to west winds will increase reaching 55 to 65 mph in some spots with gusts up to 75 mph.

High Surf Advisory: West facing shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Sunday.

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**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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Looking Ahead

A strong cold front is expected to reach Kauai mid Saturday morning and Oahu and Maui Saturday afternoon. The front is forecast to stall and dissipate over Maui County Saturday night and Sunday. Breezy southwesterly winds are expected along and ahead of the front with showers and a chance of thunderstorms.

 

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Today & Sunday

We have southwest winds today around 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 81° to 86°. Partly sunny skies are expected with scattered showers and haze throughout the day. On Sunday, partly cloudy skies are forecast with scattered showers and windward haze. Winds will decrease a bit but remain breezy.

UV index at 2 (“low” exposure level)

 

Tonight & Sunday Night

Southwest winds are forecast around 15 to 20 mph tonight. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with a chance of thunderstorms for the leeward side and scattered showers through the night. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°. On Sunday night, partly cloudy skies are expected with scattered showers.

 

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