Strong Winds Expected Today

March 9, 2016, 1:03 AM HST · Updated March 8, 9:05 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaiian waters through 6 p.m. Thursday. The Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay are under a more urgent Gale Warning.

A Special Weather Statement has been issued for the Hawaiian Islands for gusty north winds expected Wednesday. Cool, dry and gusty winds are expected downwind of higher terrain. The National Weather Service recommends you tie down loose outdoor objects and secure things before the winds increase.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for north and west shores of Molokai and north shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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    Looking Ahead

    A cold front will linger near the Big Island through Wednesday as it weakens. The front will bring cool, gusty north winds behind the it. High pressure building in behind the front will maintain breezy trade winds through the weekend, with clouds and showers focused over windward areas.

     

    Today 

    Today we expect partly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Windward and mauka spots should get scattered showers during the day while leeward areas will be mostly clear. High temperatures from 75° to 80°. Winds out of the northeast from 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

    UV index at 10 (“very high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 30 mph tonight with gusts into the 40’s. Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers for windward and mauka spots. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

     

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    Meteorologist Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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