Partly cloudy conditions Monday February 11th. Passing showers throughout the day with the brunt of the moisture favoring Maui county. Northerly winds 15-25 mph and cool temperatures 71-78 degrees.
High surf warning for North and West facing shores. High surf advisory for West facing shores on Hawaii island. Surf: N 20-25', W 16-22', E 4-7', S 2-4'.
The NWS reported, A strong area of low pressure will lift northeastward and away from the state over the next couple of days, resulting in diminishing winds across the island chain. Despite the departure of the storm, bands of moisture will continue to move through the area, bringing showers into windward areas, with a few of these shower spilling into leeward locales. A deeper band of moisture is expected to move through late Tuesday through Wednesday, bringing an increase in shower coverage and intensity as well as a return of northeast trade winds. Breezy to locally windy trades are then expected Wednesday through next weekend, with a more typical windward and mauka focused shower pattern.
High winds warning for Hawaii island summits. NWS reported, West 90 to 120 mph with gusts up to 150 mph, decreasing to 50 to 70 with gusts to 85 mph by late this afternoon for the Big Island summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Winds this strong can make driving and hiking extremely dangerous. Travel to the summits should be delayed until the high winds subside.
Winter weather advisory for Maui summits. NWS reported, A band of enhanced moisture over Maui will exit eastward and away from the area this morning, as a powerful winter storm lifts northeastward and away from the island chain. The lingering band of moisture will produce some additional snow over the Haleakala summit this morning before ending. Windy conditions will also result in blowing and drifting snow.
A gale warning for Hawaii island waters, Winds and Seas...Northwest winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 17 to 22 feet.