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UPDATE: Special Marine Warning Issued for Big Island Windward Waters

April 1, 2019, 5:59 PM HST
* Updated April 1, 6:15 PM
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Update April 1, 6:14 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Special Marine Warning for Big Island Windward waters on Monday, April 1, 2019, until 7:45 p.m.

At 6:08 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was located just off the Hāmākua coast near Pa‘auilo. The strong thunderstorm was nearly stationary.

Original Post April 1, 5:35 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Special Marine Warning for Big Island Windward waters on Monday, April 1, 2019, until 6:15 p.m.

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At 5:26 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was located just off the Hāmākua coast near Honoka‘a, moving east at 10 knots.

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HAZARD: Wind gusts 34 knots or greater and small hail.

IMPACT: Small craft could be damaged in briefly higher winds and suddenly higher waves. The strong thunderstorm will remain over mainly open waters.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

  • Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until this storm passes.
  • Wind gusts 34 knots or greater, small hail, high waves, dangerous lightning, and heavy rain are possible with this storm.

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