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Line of Showers to Produce Strong Wind Gusts Across Moloka‘i

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Special Weather Statement. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Update: 11:51 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement saying a line of showers will produce strong wind gusts across Molokaʻi.

At 11:49 .m., the line was moving toward the east at 30 mph over the western portion of the island.

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Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible as the line of showers moves across Molokaʻi through 12:15 p.m.

Locations impacted include: Hoʻolehua, Maunaloa, Kualapuʻu, Kalaupapa National Park, ʻUalapuʻe,
Hālawa Valley, Kepuhi, Pūkoʻo, Kaunakakai, Kamalo, Kawela and Molokaʻi Airport.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch also remains in effect until 5 p.m. HST Hawaiʻi.

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A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. A severe thunderstorm could produce strong thunderstorms capable of producing winds of 58 mph or higher and/or hail 1 inch in diameter or larger are possible.

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