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Wish you were here? Snow days in Hawaii

A look back at the week of Winter weather on Hawaii’s summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through videos.

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High surf advisory for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for north facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Friday (Nov 11). A large north-northwest swell is building tonight bringing dangerous surf to exposed areas. The surf will remain elevated through Friday before slowly declining Friday night and Saturday.

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High Surf Warning in effect for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the High Surf Warning for the north and east shores of Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. this Wednesday (Nov 9). Surf is forecast to be in the 18-25 foot range along north facing shores.

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Hurricane Watch discontinued, High Surf Warning in effect

High Surf Warning is in effect for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. Sunday (Sept 4). Surf heights of 15-25 feet are forecast.

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Lester maintains Category 2 strength, Hurricane Watch discontinued for Hawaii Island

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

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HELCO restores power to customers in Paauilo-Mauka, warns customers about phone scams

Hawai‘i Electric Light has restored electric service to the remaining 20 customers in Paauilo-Mauka who were affected by high winds from Tropical Storm Madeline. Crews have been working since Wednesday to repair damage to utility poles and power lines caused primarily by fallen trees and branches.

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The Coast Guard Cutter Kiska escorts the Tong Cheng to Barbers Point Harbor for repairs. USCG photo by Petty Officer Luke Clayton.

Coast Guard monitors Hurricane Lester, all ports open in Hawaii

The Coast Guard urges mariners and beach goers to exercise extreme caution with the arrival of Hurricane Lester over Labor Day weekend. Residents and visitors throughout Hawaii should heed all warnings from lifeguards and public health and safety officials. Hurricane Lester is expected to generate extremely dangerous off shore sea conditions with maximum wave heights […]

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Due to the uncertainty over the track of approaching Hurricane Lester, all Hawai‘i island, Maui, and O‘ahu State Park camping and lodging areas will be closed to overnight use beginning Friday, September 2 and will remain closed -- at minimum through Monday, September 5 -- until conditions warrant allowing these activities.

DLNR keeps areas closed due to Hurricane Lester’s approach

Due to the uncertainty over the track of approaching Hurricane Lester, all Hawai‘i island, Maui, and O‘ahu State Park camping and lodging areas will be closed to overnight use beginning Friday, September 2 and will remain closed — at minimum through Monday, September 5 — until conditions warrant allowing these activities.

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Lester maintains Category 3 strength, Hurricane Watch in effect

Lester’s maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Lester is a category 3 hurricane. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.

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Public schools reopen Friday on Hawaii Island

As Tropical Storm Madeline moves past the State, all Hawaii Island public schools will reopen Friday (Sept 2). Schools on Hawaii Island were closed on Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for the storm. The schools that were activated as shelters on Wednesday closed sheltering services at 6 a.m. today.

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Red Cross shelters about 200 residents during Tropical Storm Madeline

Nearly 200 residents stayed overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug 30-31) at the 14 Big Island evacuation shelters that were opened by the Hawaii County Civil Defense in partnership with the Hawaii Red Cross. All shelters are currently closed.

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Island Air extends waive change fee period due to Hurricane Lester

Island Air has extended the travel period for customers needing to change their travel plans due to Hurricane Lester. Effective immediately, customers ticketed for travel on Island Air from August 31, 2016 through September 4, 2016 will be permitted to change their reservations without charge to ticketed flights through September 10, 2016.

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Tropical Storm Madeline weakening, Tropical Storm Warning continues

Madeline’s maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Madeline is expected to weaken to a Tropical Depression by Friday.

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Kamehameha Avenue flooded and closed in Hilo. Baron Sekiya Photo | Hawaii 24/7

County and State facilities to reopen Thursday (Sept 1)

Starting tomorrow, all County and State facilities, offices and services will be restored including Hele-On Bus service starting with the 3:15 AM bus to West Hawaii. Solid waste transfer stations and landfills will open according to regular schedule. County Parks will open and programs will resume on a case by case basis pending damage assessments […]

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