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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill ten primary and 9 alternate seats on its advisory council. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: Commercial Shipping (alternate) Conservation (primary) Education (primary & alternate) Fishing (primary & alternate) Hawai‘i Island Representative (primary & alternate) Kaua‘i Island Representative (primary […]

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Rainier is backdropped by Mount Baker, an active Cascade Range stratovolcano, in Washington. In September 2019, the Rainier conducted a bathymetric survey along Hawaiʻi Island's Puna coast, where lava entered the ocean during Kīlauea Volcano's 2018 eruption. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Volcano Watch: What was that ship doing by the 2018 lava deltas?

In late September 2019, residents with ocean views may have noticed an unusual ship just offshore of the 2018 lava deltas along the Puna coast.

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Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii Island is discontinued

All schools and roadways are open on Hawaii Island.

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Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect as Olivia nears Hawaii, residents should be prepared

Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in some areas, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible, especially in higher terrain.

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Tropical Storm Warning in effect as Olivia closes in on Hawaii, significant rainfall is forecast

Tropical storm conditions are expected over Maui County and the Big Island starting late Tuesday or Tuesday night. Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 10 to 15 inches. Isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches are possible, especially over windward sections of Maui County and Hawaii Island.

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Olivia headed for Hawaii, Tropical Storm Watch issued, residents should prepare for wind and rain

Hawaii should prepare for Impacts which could include intense flooding rainfall, damaging winds, large and dangerous surf, and storm surge.

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Olivia on track for Hawaii, residents should prepare

Olivia is forecast to approach the main Hawaiian Islands from the east on Tuesday, and pass close to or over the Islands on Wednesday. It is too soon to determine the exact location and magnitude of any impacts.

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Hurricane Olivia forecast to enter Hawaiian waters next week

Olivia is forecast to approach the main Hawaiian Islands from the east early next week, but it is too soon to determine the exact location and magnitude of any impacts.

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Hurricane Olivia’s forecast track aims for Hawaii

The confidence in the track forecast is high. Olivia is fully embedded within the easterly flow south of a subtropical high. Olivia is currently a category 3 hurricane and still far from Hawaii.

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Category 2 Hurricane Norman forces closing of beach parks due to high surf

Large and potentially dangerous surf from Hurricane Norman is expected along north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island through at least tonight.

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Major Hurricane Norman forecast to pass north of Hawaii bringing dangerous surf

A large swell from Hurricane Norman will continue to rise, and peak Thursday, along east facing shores of Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai. All county beach parks on the north and east side will be closed Thursday.

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Hurricane Norman enters the Central Pacific, forecast to pass north of Hawaii

Norman continues to move toward the west, and the forward motion has slowed to 12 knots. On Wednesday, Norman will begin a turn toward the northwest as it enters a break in the ridge.

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Hurricane Norman forecast for gradual weakening as it moves west

Norman is forecast to move over marginally warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and into a drier mid-level environment during the next couple of day, weakening is anticipated to be gradual through mid-week.

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Hurricane Norman heading for the Central Pacific

Norman is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is expected during the next few days.

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