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Storm warning for isle summits; access road closed

Hawaii 24/7 Staff A winter storm warning goes into effect at midnight for Big Island summits, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. Up to 6 inches of snow is forecast before the warning ends at 6 a.m. Friday. A cold low in the middle atmosphere moving over the island will support snow showers […]

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Cloudcam view of the lightning storm over Hilo

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s Cloudcam captured the huge electrical storm over the Big Island Saturday night (Oct 26-27).

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Lightning and thunder put on quite a show Saturday night (Oct 26) as seen in this image taken in Glenwood. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Lightning and thunder dazzle skies over the Big Island

Lightning and thunder put on quite a show Saturday night (Oct 26) as seen in this image taken in Glenwood looking towards the Pu‘u ‘O‘o Crater area.

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Wind advisory for Big Island summits with 25-45 mph winds

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea over 8,000 feet until 6 a.m. Wednesday (May 22). Winds are coming from the Southwest at 25-45 mph. The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution while driving. The winds […]

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Police report hazardous driving conditions due to heavy rains

Hawaii Police Department is asking the public to drive use caution when traveling in the South Kohala District due to heavy rains and run off. There is a slow moving storm system in the area that is expected to last several hours. Please drive carefully on Saddle Road between the 47-49 mile markers (above Waikii […]

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Wind, surf and marine advisories for the Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for all of the Big Island except for Kona and the summits until 4 a.m. Saturday (Dec 15). A high surf advisory continues for East facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Sunday (Dec 16). A small craft advisory remains in effect […]

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Snowfall on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa during Thanksgiving week

Cold weather and moisture brought snowfall to Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea this Thanksgiving week in Hawaii.

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Hawaiian waives change fee over Hurricane Sandy

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines has announced it will waive reservation change fees and differences in fares for customers who need to change their travel plans because of Hurricane Sandy. Effective immediately, customers who are ticketed for travel on Hawaiian Airlines through Oct. 31, 2012, for travel between the U.S. East Coast (including travel connecting in […]

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Decrease documented in frequency of Hawaii’s northeast tradewinds

Decrease documented in frequency of Hawaii’s northeast tradewinds

MEDIA RELEASE Scientists at UH Manoa have observed a decrease in the frequency of northeast tradewinds and an increase in eastern tradewinds over the past nearly four decades, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. For example, northeast tradewind days, which occurred 291 days per year 37 years ago at […]

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Wet season rainfall outlook for the state

MEDIA RELEASE Summary of the dry season (May – Sept. 2012) * 2011-2012 La Nina event ended in April Statewide Summary * Many sites had below average rainfall totals, especially in the leeward areas. * Leeward drought redeveloped or worsened in all four counties. * Most windward rainfall totals were below average but adequate to […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Red Flag fire warning for all Hawaii islands until 6 p.m. this evening.

The strong trade winds and dry conditions in some areas will produce an elavated fire danger today, especially for leeward areas.

Red Flag fire warning issued for all islands Monday (Sept 10)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Red Flag fire warning for all Hawaii islands until 6 p.m. this evening. The strong trade winds and dry conditions in some areas will produce an elavated fire danger today, especially for leeward areas.

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Use caution when driving through Mamalanoa Highway (Hwy 19) between Lakeland and Mana Road until about 8:30 p.m. due to heavy rain, ponding and runoff in Waimea.

Police warn motorists about heavy rain and ponding in Waimea Saturday (Sept 8)

Use caution when driving through Mamalanoa Highway (Hwy 19) between Lakeland and Mana Road until about 8:30 p.m. due to heavy rain, ponding and runoff in Waimea.

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NOAA: Wet season rainfall summary

NOAA: Wet season rainfall summary

MEDIA RELEASE Outlook heading into wet season (October through April) * La Nina would be primary influence, though weaker than in 2010-2011 * Drier than normal through October, becoming wetter than normal from January through April/May. * Drought recovery more likely on Kauai and Oahu * Some drought recovery on Big Island and Maui County […]

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Drought conditions to persist or intensify for Leeward areas of Big Island

On April 24, 2012, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported no change in drought conditions from those of last week. A total of 60.07 percent of land area was rated as being in some stage of drought. The seasonal drought outlook for Hawaii from April 19 through July 31, 2012 indicated drought conditions are likely to […]

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