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Gusty Winds as Front Approaches

February 9, 2015, 1:45 AM HST
* Updated February 9, 8:09 AM
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Koki Beach / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A Wind Advisory will go into effect at 10:00 a.m. for mainly the windward sections of Maui, Lāna’i and Moloka’i. A front that is headed our way is expected to produce gusty southwest winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts to over 50 mph. These conditions could last through Monday evening.

A High Surf Warning will go into effect at 4:00 p.m. today for rapidly building surf along the north facing shores of Moloka’i and Maui (25 to 35 foot faces) and the west side of Moloka’i (15 to 25 feet).

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County waters (except Māʻalaea Bay) through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday for southwest winds of 20 to 30 knots and rough seas up to 17 feet.

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Today

Winds are expected to be quite gusty today, especially for northeast areas of Maui County. Southwest winds are forecasted from 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph or more possible. Partly cloudy skies are expected with isolated morning showers and scattered afternoon showers. High temperatures are forecasted to fall in the range of 79° to 84°.

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UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy skies are forecasted tonight and showers are likely. Windy conditions out of the southwest from 15 to 25 mph gusting to 40 mph. Low temperatures from 68° to 73° degrees are expected.

Next New Moon: 1:47 p.m. on Feb. 18

Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5

 

Looking Ahead

Southerly winds are expected to gradually strengthen through early Monday morning as a vigorous front approaches from the northwest. Strong and gusty southwest winds will continue to strengthen across areas to the north and east of higher terrain starting on Monday as the front nears. A batch of moisture ahead of the front will bring showers to portions of the Big Island on Monday, while rainfall along the front will be focused on Kauai by Monday afternoon, before the wet weather moves down the rest of the island chain from Monday night through Tuesday.

 

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