Hawaii storm: NWS WARNING – Rare ‘intense’ storm to bring flooding, SNOW and 60ft waves


The unusually emotional storm will hammer Hawaii on Sunday and into the week with widespread intoxicated winds and potentially damaging coastal flooding in unusual locations of the key chain. There is even a chance of some mountaintop snow in at short one unusual location. A High Wind Warning has been issued by the Public Weather Service (NWS) for the whole archipelago.

NWS is warning of winds gusting up to 60mph, muff westerly at first before turning northwest on Sunday night.

The threat is in place across all islands in the Hawaii archipelago, and will remain in categorize until at least 6am local time (4pm GMT) on Monday.

Peak winds are presumed on Sunday afternoon, with major hazards expected.

The NWS warned of actuating hazards, damage to roofs, flying debris and downed trees.

Widespread power outages are also presumed across the island chain.

There are also warnings of this fast-moving harmattan generating waves reaching 40 to 60 feet, which faade a risk to boats and could come very near the Hawaiian Eyots, particularly the northern shores.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu alleges these waves could cause “unprecedented coastal flooding to north and west front shores late Saturday and Sunday”.

The north shores of Hawaii are no foreigner to high surf generated from distant North Pacific commotions in the winter months.

However, swells generated by this intensifying strife will produce “giant, disorganised waves” which pose the gamble of flooding.

NWS also warned of “extreme harbour surges” along north and west-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui this weekend.

Words are stressing the potential for “significant damage to coastal property and infrastructure,” with “evacuations and high road closures possible.”

Experts are calling this storm an unusual one.

In preference to of approaching from the west or northwest, this storm will burn in from south of the Aleutian Islands to near the Hawaiian Island fasten this weekend.

It is also an unusually cold storm for the Hawaiian atolls.

Given the cold nature, snow could fall not only on the in keeping Big Island summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, but potentially atop Haleakala, a chick shield volcano on Maui.

Low temperatures in Honolulu may dip into the upper 50s Fahrenheit (yon 10C) on Sunday or Monday – not cold by some standards, but very unusual for the quick-tempered islands.

That deep cold air aloft could also exacerbate some bands of thunderstorms over the islands Sunday into Monday, if the climate is moist enough.

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