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Rainfall outlook for wet season

MEDIA RELEASE Summary of the dry season (May through September 2013) Statewide: Many sites from Kauai to Maui had near to above average rainfall totals but the Big Island was dry overall, especially in the leeward areas. * Wet season extended into May and delayed start of the dry season * Tropical cyclone activity (Flossie […]

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Tropical Storm Flossie never made landfall

MEDIA RELEASE Flossie made a brief, but eventful, pass through the Central North Pacific Ocean. Tropical Storm Flossie entered the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s area of responsibility in the early morning hours of July 27. It became the first storm to trigger tropical cyclone related warnings for the state of Hawaii since a previous incarnation […]

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Tropical storm watch for Flossie (UPDATED 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27)

TS Flossie is about 775 miles east of Hilo, moving west at 20 mph with sustained winds of 50 mph, expected to continue weakening

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Tropical Storm Flossie: Potential for torrential rains Monday (UPDATED 9 p.m. Friday, July 26)

UPDATED 8 p.m. Friday, July 26: Storm currently more than 1,300 miles east of Hilo; expected to weaken

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HVNP earns ‘TsunamiReady / StormReady’ designation

MEDIA RELEASE Park officials worked closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Honolulu to meet standards set forth by the NWS StormReady/TsunamiReady program. “Our emergency plan is quite unique and challenging because the park encompasses a landscape that ranges from 32 miles of coastline, to the slopes and summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for South, North and East shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Saturday (July 9).

Surf heights of six to eight feet with occasional larger sets are forecast. Dangerous rip currents and localized beach erosion can occur so ocean and beachgoers should use caution.

High surf advisory for South, North and East shores of the Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for South, North and East shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Saturday (July 9). Surf heights of six to eight feet with occasional larger sets are forecast. Dangerous rip currents and localized beach erosion can occur so ocean and beachgoers should […]

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Statewide precipitation summary for May

Statewide precipitation summary for May

MEDIA RELEASE The end of April normally signals the end of the Hawaiian wet season. However, the atmosphere decided otherwise and kept the state under unstable and wet conditions through the first half of May, said Kevin R. Kodama, senior service hydrologist at NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office Honolulu. From May 1 through 4, an upper […]

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Weyman of the National Weather Service retires

Weyman of the National Weather Service retires

MEDIA RELEASE James C. (Jim) Weyman, meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service weather forecast office and director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, retired March 31, after 15 years of service in the islands and more than 40 years of combined federal service. From 1970 through 1990, Weyman served as meteorologist in the […]

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On drought scale, parts of island hit bottom

On drought scale, parts of island hit bottom

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor According to the latest report, western parts of the Big Island are experiencing “exceptional” drought levels, while other parts from Ka‘u to Honokaa remain in the “extreme” category. The island that has most of the state’s agriculture now is about the driest area in the entire country. Conditions […]

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Fire weather watch in effect for all islands Wednesday

Fire weather watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon… The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a fire weather watch…which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Continued dry weather has produced low fuel moisture levels over leeward areas. Strengthening trade winds will increase the fire danger to critical levels […]

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NOAA asks mariners to safeguard Pacific data buoys

NOAA asks mariners to safeguard Pacific data buoys

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s National Weather Service is asking the marine community to help safeguard its offshore buoys – which provide meteorologists with critical data for weather and tsunami forecasts – following a series of incidents where buoys were damaged or cut from their moorings.  Since November 2008, three weather buoys around the Hawaiian Islands have […]

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Flash flood watch in effect, summit road closed

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION…UPDATE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 700 AM HST TUE MAR 17 2009 .SYNOPSIS… AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL BRING SOME UNSETTLE WEATHER TO THE 50TH STATE TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE BIG ISLAND EXPECTED TO GET MOST OF THE HEAVY WEATHER. LIGHT WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THROUGH THE […]

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High surf advisory for east side of Big Island

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 345 AM HST THU DEC 25 2008 …HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND… .OVERVIEW…FRESH TRADE WINDS OVER AND EAST OF THE STATE WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE ROUGH AND CHOPPY SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES. HIZ002-008-009-012-017-020-025-260200- /O.EXT.PHFO.SU.Y.0041.000000T0000Z-081227T0400Z/ KAUAI […]

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