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At 11:43 HST, Civil Air Patrol flight CAP20 reported plume tops at 9,500' with the dispersed plume up to 11,000'. The CAP mission was launched from Hilo in support of Hawai'i County Civil Defense and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory response to the ongoing eruption. Ashfall from this plume has been reported falling on communities downwind. Photo courtesy of Civil Air Patrol

Aviation warning as Halemaumau ash cloud reaches over 10,000 feet

National Weather Service radar and pilot reports indicate the top of the ash cloud is as high as 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, but this may be expected to vary depending on the vigor of activity and wind conditions.

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Flash Flood and Winter Storm Watches issued

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii from Thursday morning (April 19) through 6 p.m. Friday (April 20). The remnants of an old front lingering across the state in combination with an upper-level trough moving overhead will bring the threat for heavy rainfall and […]

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Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii issued

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire state of Hawaii from Thursday morning (April 19) through Friday afternoon. Deep moisture associated with an old frontal boundary lingering across the state in combination with an upper-level trough moving through the area, will bring the threat for heavy rainfall […]

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High Surf Advisory in effect for Hawaii Island Monday (April 16)

A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for east facing shores of North Kohala, Hamakua, North and South Hilo, Puna and Ka‘u remains in effect through tonight. Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out. Boaters should […]

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UPDATED: Flash Flood Watch discontinued for Hawaii Island Sunday (April 15)

This is a Civil Defense Flash Flood Watch update for Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m. The National Weather Service has discontinued the Flood Watch for the Island of Hawaii. A Flood Advisory is still in effect for East Hawaii.

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Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory issued Saturday (April 14)

This is a Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory for Saturday, April 14 at 7 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island. A Flash Flood Watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

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Multiple advisories issued for Hawaii Island through the weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Hawaii Island. Very heavy rain and thunderstorms from Waimea up to Saddle Road Junction and down through South Kona are occurring at this time. In addition, a High Surf Advisory is now in effect for North Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo, and Puna.

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Flood Advisory issued for Hawaii Island is discontinued Wednesday (April 11)

The National Weather Service has canceled the flood advisory for the Island of Hawaii. Motorists should continue exercise caution and to be aware that heavy showers and runoff are still possible over the entire island. All roads are open at this time.

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Go to https://mping.nssl.noaa.gov to read about and find links to the mPING app.

Public can submit weather reports via app to help National Weather Service

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is collecting public weather reports through a free app available for smart phones or mobile devices.

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Flash Flood Watch for weekend, all Hawaii Island parks are closed Saturday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaii Islands in effect from this evening through Sunday afternoon (March 25). Department of Parks and Recreation reports all parks, including the Kalapana lava viewing area, will be closed Saturday.

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High Surf Warning continues for Hawaii Island, some Hilo beach parks closed

Parks and Recreation Department reports the following Hilo beach parks are open: Coconut Island and all parks along Keaukaha shoreline from Reed’s Bay to Richardson’s, including Pu’u Maile. Hilo Bay Front Canoe Halau Area will remain closed today.

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High Surf Warning in effect for Hawaii Island

This is a High Surf update for Wednesday afternoon, March 21st at 2:45. The National Weather Service High Surf Warning remains in effect for the shorelines of Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna today through Thursday (March 22). Surf is forecast to be in the 20-25 foot range.

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High surf warning in effect for Hawaii Island through Thursday (March 22)

This is a High Surf message for Tuesday, March 20th at noon. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for the shorelines of Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna in effect from now through Thursday. A High Surf Warning means there is a dangerous threat to life and property from the surf.

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Winter weather and other advisories for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hawaii Island summits above 13,000 feet through Wednesday morning (March 14).

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