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Winds Shifting, Weather Transitioning Yet Again

February 16, 2017, 1:08 AM HST
* Updated February 15, 10:09 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: West shores of Big Island through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Small Craft Advisory: All Hawaii County windward waters through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Looking Ahead

Behind a dissipating front northeast winds will build back in Thursday but this will be short-lived as another front approaches and veers our winds back out of the southeast again on Friday. The next front is forecast to be stronger and will push through the island chain over the weekend bringing rain and clouds as it moves through. Gusty trade winds are forecast to fill in behind the front Sunday through Monday.

 

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Today

We have northeast winds today around 5 to 20 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 79° to 84°. Partly sunny skies are expected with showers likely in the morning for windward areas and scattered showers through the day. For the Kona side, scattered showers in the afternoon. Hazy skies through the day.

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Northeast winds are forecast from 5 to 15 mph. Partly cloudy skies are expected with showers likely in windward spots and isolated leeward showers. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

 

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