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Strong Thunderstorm Headed Toward Hilo

March 7, 2017, 1:53 PM HST
* Updated March 7, 2:07 PM
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March 7, 1 p.m. NOAA/NWS satellite image.

 

The National Weather Service warns Hilo area residents that a strong thunderstorm will affect parts of Hawai‘i County.

At 1:36 p.m. HST, a strong thunderstorm was located over Ninole, 16 miles northwest of Hilo, moving southeast at 5 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include Honomu, Laupahoehoe, Ninole and Hakalau.

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Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.

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Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm.

Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

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