Fire Weather Watch Issued for Ka‘ū

July 29, 2022, 5:10 PM HST
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The National Weather Service issued on Friday, July 29 a fire weather watch for Ka‘ū and the leeward side of Hawai‘i Island beginning Sunday morning through the evening.

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Strong, gusty trade winds, dry fuel, and low relative humidity could produce extreme fire behavior. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and be difficult to control.

Due to conditions the following actions are recommended:

Limit any activity that involves using open flames such as grilling and camp fires. Do not park cars on dry grass after a trip.

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