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This is a Civil Defense message for Friday, February 15 at 3:00 in the afternoon.

The National Weather Service has extended the High Surf Advisory for east facing shores of the Big Island through Saturday. 

A High Surf Advisory means water conditions make swimming difficult and dangerous.

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa will expire at 6:00 pm.

A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Due to weather impacts, the following are in effect:

  • HELCO will complete work on Highway 19 today.
  • County Beach Parks will be open this weekend.  Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials and exercise caution.

Major Closures include:

  • Bayfront Highway

This will be the last update on weather conditions unless there is a change that may affect your safety.  

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Road Closure Map