Hawaii County Civil Defense Warning #6: Felicia Update

From Hawaii County Civil Defense:

This is a Tropical Storm Felicia update for Sunday afternoon, August 9, at 3:30.

Tropical Storm Felicia is now approximately 480 miles East Northeast of Hawai’i Island at 21.1 N latitude and 148.0 W longitude and moving toward the West near 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. Hawai’i Island is currently under a tropical storm watch. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm effects of wind, surf, and rain may occur anytime within 48 hours.

Due to the National Weather Service forecast, the following advisories are issued:

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawai’i County beginning Monday.  Heavy rains are forecasted to begin Monday evening through Tuesday.

Wind speeds are also expected to increase on Monday evening to 35 miles per hour. Make sure loose objects around your property are secured.

A high surf warning is in effect for the Eastern shores of Hawai’i Island from 6 p.m. Wave heights are forecasted to increase on East facing shores to heights of 18 feet or greater starting this evening and peaking late Monday. As a precaution all County beach parks between Whittington Beach Park in Ka’u and Laupahoehoe Beach Park in Hamakua are closed through Wednesday morning. Hookena Beach Park in South Kona is included in these closures. Residents of coastal areas should be on the alert for sudden increases in surf heights.

As with all storms, be prepared for road closures and power outages.

Again Hawai’i County is under a tropical storm watch, flash flood watch, and high surf warning.

Updates will be issued every morning and afternoon and as conditions change

UPDATE: Results and Pictures from 25th Annual Quiksilver/Kamaaina Nissan Big Island Pro-Am

Big Island Pro-Am

RESULTS:

(Courtesy of Island Trust Realty)

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  1. Bodyboard Final – 1. Matt Solomon 2. Kealoha Kaaua 3. Nacoma Herrington 4. Danie Villena 5. Micah Salazar 6. Jon Patrich Alcoran

  2. Men’s Longboard Final – 1. Wayne Victorino 2. Koa Enriquez 3. Sode Kabalis 4. John John 5. Alika Weber 6. Tomo Saito

  3. Women’s Open Final – 1. Shruti Kartik 2. Chelsea Sky 3. Tara Lani 4. Mary Anderson 5. Chloe Child

  4. Men’s Open Final – 1. Soliel Farnsworth 2. Joey Oda 3. Kamakana Edens 4. Youn Tarring 5. Dylan Sheehan 6. Adam Escobar

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Men’s Semi Results #1 from the Big Island Pro-Am Surf Contest Being Held at Honoli’i Today

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Courtesy of Island Trust Realty.

A Cool Time Lapse of the Gemini Observatory

Here is a time-lapse movie of the Gemini North observatory during a Laser Guide Star (LGS) run, taken from the catwalk around the outside of the UH 2.2 meter telescope. LGS creates an ‘artificial star’ which is used as a reference source for adaptive optics systems on Gemini instruments. Directly behind the Gemini Observatory is the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT).

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Felicia’s Path, Update – Sunday, August 9th 11:00 AM

Updated Sunday, August 9th at 11:00 AM

Updated Sunday, August 9th at 11:00 AM

Hawaii County Civil Defense Message for Sunday, August 9 – Re: Tropical Storm Felicia

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Hawai’i County Civil Tropical Storm Felicia Update 5

This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a Tropical Storm Felicia update for Sunday morning, August 9, at 5:00.

The National Weather Service has downgraded Felicia from Hurricane to Tropical Storm status. Felicia is now approximately 595 miles East of Hawai’i Island at 20.6 N latitude and 146.0 W longitude and moving toward the West near 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour with higher gusts. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Hawai’i Island. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm effects of wind, surf, and rain may occur anytime within in 48 hours.

Due to the National Weather Service forecast, the following advisories are issued:

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawai’i County beginning Monday.  Take steps now to mitigate the effects of flooding to your property.

Wind speeds are also expected to increase on Monday. As a precaution take steps now to secure loose objects outside your home.

Wave heights are forecasted to increase on our Eastern shores to heights of 15 feet or greater today. As a precaution all County beach parks between Whittington Beach Park in Ka’u and Laupahoehoe Beach Park in Hamakua will be closed from 2:30 this afternoon through Wednesday morning. Hookena Beach Park in South Kona is included in these closures. Residents of coastal areas should be on the alert for sudden increases in surf heights.

As with all storms, be prepared for road closures and power outages.

Again Hawai’i County is under a tropical storm watch. Hawai’i County Civil Defense advises residents to take the time to mitigate the effects of rain, wind, and surf to their property.

Updates will be issued every morning and afternoon and as conditions change.

Thank you and have a safe day.

This is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense.