(BIVN) – The Flash Flood Watch that enveloped the entire Big Island has expired, the National Weather Service says. A High Surf Advisory is in place for east-facing shores.
Also, the Winter Storm Warning for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa is no longer in effect, and has been replaced by a High Wind Warning at the summits.
Southwest winds at the summits will be 50 to 60 mph with localized gusts to 75 mph. “Winds this strong will produce difficult driving conditions, especially for high profile vehicles,” forecasters say.
At the shore, a short-period east swell will build this morning, peak this afternoon with 7 to 11 ft. surf through tonight, then gradually decline Thursday into the weekend, the National Weather Service says.
According to a morning audio message from Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense:
- All main roads are open at this time, do stay alert for debris and ponding on alternate routes.
- Ocean front residents should exercise caution for the shoreline exposed to the northeast swell.
- Travel to the mountain summits should be delay until the wind subsides.