Waimea, HI

1:10 AM HST on August 30, 2016 (GMT -1000)
Kohala Ranch (Meadows) | | Change Station

Elev 1998 ft 20.10 °N, 155.81 °W | Updated 6 minutes ago

69.0 °F
Feels Like 69.0 °F
Wind Variable Wind from East
Gusts 14.0 mph

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Pressure 30.19 in
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Dew Point 57 °F
Humidity 68%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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6:07 AM 6:39 PM
Waning Crescent, 4% visible
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Pressure 30.19 in
Visibility miles
Dew Point 57 °F
Humidity 68%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:07 AM 6:39 PM
Waning Crescent, 4% visible
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Hurricane Madeline rapidly intensified from Sunday into Monday morning, and it may take a close swipe at parts of the Hawaiian Islands in the days ahead. Madeline's estimated peak surface winds increased from a 50 mph tropical storm Sunday morning, to a 125 mph Category 3 hurricane by Monday evening. A hurricane watch has been issued for Hawaii's Big Island. This means hurricane-force winds are possible within the warning area in the next 48 hours or less.

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Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:59 PM HST Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through late Thursday night...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* The Big Island.

* From Wednesday morning through late Thursday night

* deep moisture associated with Hurricane Madeline is expected to
impact The Big Island by Wednesday morning... bringing the threat
of heavy flooding rainfall through late Thursday. The greatest
initial flood threat will be over windward slopes... with the
entire island experiencing a flood threat from later Wednesday
through Thursday. Depending on the exact track of Madeline...
additional islands may be added to this watch.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is very dangerous.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.


Hurricane Watch
Issued: 11:58 PM HST Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Hurricane Watch remains in effect...

... Precautionary/preparedness actions...
precautionary/preparedness actions...

Cover windows with shutters or plywood. Taping windows is not
recommended because it offers little strength to the glass and no
protection from flying debris. Any objects that could be picked
up and thrown by the wind such as lumber... lawn furniture...
garbage cans... and other items should be stored indoors. Brace
exterior doors... including garage doors.

Prepare for extended power outages. If you need to make a trip to
the hardware store... the grocery store... or the gas station... do
so as early as possible.

... Probability of tropical storm/hurricane conditions...
the chance for hurricane conditions at Hilo is 10 percent...
Kailua-Kona is 8 percent... and South Point is 20 percent.
Also... the chance for tropical storm conditions at Hilo is 70
percent... at Kailua-Kona is 64 percent... and at South Point is 82
percent. This represents a slight upward trend since the last
forecast. The onset of tropical storm conditions could occur as
early as Wednesday morning. The onset of hurricane conditions
could start as early as Wednesday evening.

... Winds...
although changes are still possible... the latest forecast is for
tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or higher from Wednesday
afternoon through late Thursday morning. Depending on the exact
track of Madeline... there is the possibility of significant wind
damage... including downed trees and power lines... and damage to
roofs and weak structures.

... Storm surge and storm tide...
large and damaging surf is possible along east facing shores.
Surf is expected to build to 10 to 18 feet on Tuesday... and to
15 to 25 feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night. This may cause
significant wave runup or damage to coastal properties and
infrastructure... including roadways. Powerful longshore and rip
currents will be present at most beaches. Large breaking waves
and strong currents may impact Harbor entrances and channels
causing challenging boat handling.

... Inland flooding...
a Flash Flood Watch is in effect. Although there remains some
uncertainty regarding the track of Madeline... deep tropical
moisture associated with the hurricane will begin to impact The
Big Island by Wednesday morning... bringing the threat of heavy
rainfall and flooding through late Thursday. Total rain
accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are possible... with isolated
maximum amounts near 15 inches... especially over windward
portions of The Big Island. This rainfall may lead to dangerous
flash floods and mudslides. Refer to the watch for more details.