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Tropical Storm Guillermo 325 miles east of Hilo, path shifting left Tuesday (Aug 4)

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday (Aug 4) Tropical Storm Guillermo is 325 miles east of Hilo packing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch for Hawaii and Maui counties remains in effect.

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High surf advisory for north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island

A high surf advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island north and east shores until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug 4). Surf is forecast to be in the 10-14 foot range through Tuesday.

Raymond and Whitcomb party “making lava specimens” at Kīlauea in 1893. Photograph by J.J. Williams from the HVO photo archives.

Volcano Watch: Detective work breathes new life into old volcano photos

By comparing archival material with current observations of volcanic activity, scientists can gain a better understanding of past events and future possibilities for Hawaiian volcanoes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 30, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated this past week between about 50 and 70 m (164 – 230 ft) below the vent rim. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone “June 27th lava flow” continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Kaipalaoa Landing Park. Photo courtesy of County of Hawaii

County to improve Kaipalaoa Landing Park at Hilo Bayfront

The County of Hawai’i is partnering with a community group to improve Downtown Hilo’s Kaipalaoa Landing Park, a historic site and favorite surf spot near the intersection of Waianuenue and Kamehameha Avenues. The project will repair damaged rock walls and restore eroded areas, repair grass and a walkway, and install new showers and picnic tables.

This artist's concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/T. PYLE

Keck Observatory confirms planet described as ‘an older cousin to Earth’

The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

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Volcano Watch: “Leaky” lava tubes spread flows only short distances from Puʻu ʻŌʻō

By spawning so many short-lived flows over a large area, the leaky nature of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava tubes means that no single flow has been able to capture the volume of lava needed to develop into a sustained, rapidly advancing flow similar to the June 27th flow late last year.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 23, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level remained fairly steady at 167 feet below the vent rim until July 21, when the level dropped in response to summit deflation to about 210 feet, where it remained as of July 23, 2015.

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Very strong 7.0M quake in the Solomon Islands area, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands at 4:27 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Friday, July 18 2015. Based on all data available to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center… the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now mostly passed. Any remaining threat should be evaluated by local authorities in […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 16, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in response to summit inflation and deflation during the past week, with measurements ranging between 167-135 feet below the vent rim.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the high surf advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until noon Thursday (Aug 6).

Surf along east facing shores is forecast to be in the five to eight foot range this evening increasing to eight to 12 feet with higher sets tonight with surf declining Wednesday afternoon.

High surf advisory extended for east facing shores of Hawaii Island

August 4, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the high surf advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until noon Thursday (Aug 6). Surf along east facing shores is forecast to be in the five to eight foot range this evening increasing to eight to 12 feet with higher sets tonight with surf declining […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug 6).

Flash flood watch for Hawaii Island due to Tropical Storm Guillermo

August 4, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug 6).

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In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo, all backcountry areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.​ ​4​ ​until it is safe to reopen them. No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park preps for Tropical Storm Guillermo

August 3, 2015

In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo, all backcountry areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.​ ​4​ ​until it is safe to reopen them. No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact.

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During the week of July 27, 2015, through August 2, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 599 DUI arrests compared with 713 during the same period last year, a decrease of 16 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of July 27-August 2, 2015

August 3, 2015

During the week of July 27, 2015, through August 2, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 599 DUI arrests compared with 713 during […]

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Tropical Storm Watch issued, Guillermo forecast to track 170 miles northeast of Hilo

August 3, 2015

As of 11 p.m. Monday (Aug 3) Tropical Storm Guillermo is 480 miles east of Hilo packing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for Hawaii and Maui counties.

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Hawaiian Electric proposes electric vehicle discount charging rates

August 3, 2015

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have asked the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve discount electric vehicle charging rates in a new time-ofuse program. The new rates aim to promote plug-in electric vehicle use by offering simpler terms and sign-up procedures compared to the existing EV discount charging pilot and to foster more use of […]

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A 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision east of the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and Laui Street in the early morning hours of Monday (August 3) in Kailua-Kona.

He has been positively identified as Robert N. Weinstock.

Fatal crash closes Kona intersection Monday (Aug 3)

August 3, 2015

A 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision east of the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and Laui Street in the early morning hours of Monday (August 3) in Kailua-Kona. He has been positively identified as Robert N. Weinstock.

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Crash and downed tree causes Hawaii Island road closures

August 3, 2015

Hawaii County police report Kaiminani Drive, about 0.1 miles above Laui Street, is closed until about 11 a.m. or 12 noon due to a traffic crash.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 3.3 cents per gallon the past week

August 3, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

August 3, 2015

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2015, at 11:45 a.m.

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Hurricane Guillermo on a path to Hawaii

August 2, 2015

Hurricane Guillermo continues its path and is forecast to impact the main Hawaiian islands as a weakening Tropical Storm midweek. The Big Island can expect tropical storm force winds.

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High surf advisory for north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island

August 2, 2015

A high surf advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island north and east shores until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug 4). This east swell is generated by Hurricane Guillermo and is expected to peak Monday night. Surf is forecast to be in the eight to 12 foot range tonight and 10-14 feet Monday through Tuesday.

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