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Center of Tropical Storm Guillermo forecast to track 150 miles northeast of Hawaii Island

As of 11 a.m. Monday (Aug 3) Tropical Storm Guillermo is 560 miles east-southeast of Hilo packing winds of 65 mph. Guillermo is forecast to track north of Hawaii Island.

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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.

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Hurricane Guillermo continues to weaken, residents urged to prepare

The current forecast shows the potential for Tropical Storm force winds arriving as early as 7 a.m., Wednesday (Aug 5) on Hawaii Island.

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.

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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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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 fatal two-vehicle crash has closed Kaiminani Drive at the Laui Street intersection. Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway remains open. 

The head-on crash between a pickup truck and a sedan occurred early Monday morning shortly after midnight, killing the driver of the sedan. 

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Fatal crash closes Kona intersection Monday (Aug 3)

August 3, 2015

A fatal two-vehicle crash has closed Kaiminani Drive at the Laui Street intersection. Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway remains open. The head-on crash between a pickup truck and a sedan occurred early Monday morning shortly after midnight, killing the driver of the sedan. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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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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Guillermo continues west, forecast to remain a hurricane through Monday

August 1, 2015

Hurricane Guillermo has already peaked in intensity but is forecast to remain a hurricane through Monday (Aug 3).

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of all Hawaiian islands from Noon Sunday until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug 4).

High surf advisory issued for east facing shores

August 1, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of all Hawaiian islands from Noon Sunday until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Aug 4).

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Big Island lane closures for the week of August 1-7, 2015

August 1, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) VICINITY OF HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Milepost 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour […]

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Police continue to search for a Hilo woman wanted on a bench warrant

July 31, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old Hilo woman wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita is wanted for contempt of court. She is also wanted for questioning in other investigations. She is described as 5-foot-4, 117 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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Papaikou man charged with first-degree theft

July 31, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the owner of an antique pistol with an ivory handle that was recovered during a police investigation. Thanks to tips from the public, officers identified the owner on July 20. Further investigation led to the identity of a suspect, 26-year-old Chas Akiona of Pāpaʻikou, who was in custody at Hawaiʻi […]

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