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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:55 PM

'Historic' storm hurls huge waves and 191-mph winds at Hawaii; rare snow hits Maui

An extremely powerful winter storm is pulling away from Hawaii after unleashing damaging winds, massive waves, coastal flooding and snow in unusual places.

The storm, which the National Weather Service office in Honolulu described as “historic,” began pounding the islands Friday. Hawaii News Now reported a 66-year-old California man died in the rough surf off northwest Maui on Friday.

Forecasters “are calling this an unprecedented event and we concur that we rarely if ever have seen the combination of record high onshore waves, coupled with gale force winds,” said Sam Lemmo, administrator of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

The storm’s most extreme blow was generated on the Big Island’s towering peak of Mauna Kea, where a 191-mph wind gust blasted the mountain summit at 4:40 p.m. local time Sunday.

“That’s the strongest wind gust I’ve ever seen up there,” said Jon Jelsema, senior forecaster at the Weather Service office in Honolulu. “We tend to get a gust maybe to 150 mph once a winter or so, but never 191 mph.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/historic-storm-hurls-huge-waves-and-191-mph-winds-at-hawaii-rare-snow-hits-maui/ar-BBTsfmg?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply 'Historic' storm hurls huge waves and 191-mph winds at Hawaii; rare snow hits Maui (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 11 OP
c-rational Feb 11 #1
MLAA Feb 11 #2
msongs Feb 11 #3
blogslut Feb 11 #4
pecosbob Feb 11 #5
Cha Feb 11 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:59 PM

1. And I fear it will only get worse. Humanity has not been thoughtful nor respectful to our habitat.

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Response to c-rational (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

2. So true. And now it is literally too late.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:39 PM

3. at my place it was just breezier than usual with scattered showers. went out to the north shore

and swell size was moderate to small but blown out by onshore winds. yesterday was bigger. not able to post any of those pics however.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:41 PM

4. Climate Change equals Extreme Weather

This is what to tell disbelievers.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:57 PM

5. I recall my stay of several years on Oahu consisted of the most predictable weather I have ever seen

Rained at two o'clock every day for thirty minutes for six months of the year. Temps never got above 85F or below 80F. For their weather to become unpredictable is a pretty sure sign of systemic instability.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:04 PM

6. We're not getting that

on Kauai. It's colder, 69 degrees and 9 mph winds.'

Mahalo for this, Yo.. I had no idea what was going on around Big Island and Maui. "192 mph winds"!! Whoa!

Stay safe!

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