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Hawaii Public Information Statements


STRONG WINDS BLEW THROUGH THE STATE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

1120 AM HST SAT JAN 03 2015


LOW PRESSURE TRACKING JUST NORTH OF THE ISLANDS BROUGHT STRONG...
DAMAGING WINDS TO SOME AREAS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
MORNING. IN ADDITION...A POWERFUL TROUGH IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE
ATMOSPHERE BROUGHT HURRICANE FORCE WINDS TO THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS
OF MAUNA LOA AND MAUNA KEA.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME WIND OBSERVATIONS MEASURED BY VARIOUS
AUTOMATED OBSERVATION PLATFORMS AROUND THE STATE. IN SOME
CASES...LOCALIZED WINDS MAY HAVE BEEN HIGHER THAN THE LIMITED
OBSERVATION SITES AVAILABLE. THESE PRELIMINARY VALUES ARE FROM
PROVISIONAL REPORTS AND HAVE NOT BEEN QUALITY CONTROLLED. WIND
SPEEDS ARE IN MILES PER HOUR.

...KAUAI...
LIHUE AIRPORT 53
PORT ALLEN AP 47
KEKAHA/BARKING SANDS 45

...OAHU...
WAIANAE VALLEY 61
WHEELER AAF 57
KANEOHE MCBH 53
MOKUOLOE IS. 51
MAKUA RIDGE 49
BELLOWS AFS 48
HONOLULU AIRPORT 48
KII 47
WAIANAE BOAT HARBOR 45

...MOLOKAI...
MAKAPULAPAI 50
MOLOKAI AIRPORT 46

...LANAI...
LANAI 1 50
LANAI AP 50

...KAHOOLAWE...
HONOKANAIA 52
KANELOA 46

...MAUI...
KAUPO GAP 64
KAHULUI NOS 57
KAHULUI AIRPORT 46

...HAWAII...
MAUNA KEA CFHT 155
VLBA 82
HAKALAU 66
MAUNA LOA SLOPE OBS 62
UPOLU AIRPORT 62
PUU WAAWAA 60
NENE CABIN 58
PTA KEAMUKU 53
KAWAIHAE NOS 51
KAUPULEHU 50
KONA INTL AIRPORT 50
SOUTH POINT 50
AHUMOA 49
PTA KIPUKA ALALA 48
KAPAPALA RAWS 47
PALI 2 47
KEALAKOMO 46

$$

R BALLARD