Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
1051 PM HST Sat May 26 2018

HIZ024-272100-
South Big Island-
1051 PM HST Sat May 26 2018

...PERIODS OF ASHFALL REMAIN POSSIBLE FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO...

Although web cams and radar data have not detected any significant
bursts of volcanic ash from Halemaumau Crater during the evening,
additional bursts of ash will remain possible at any time. Low
level trade winds will push any ash that is emitted toward the
southwest, and any ash fallout will likely occur over the Kau
District and Highway 11 southwest of the town of Volcano. This
includes the communities of Pahala, Wood Valley, Naalehu and Ocean
View.

With winds spreading ash in the same direction, repeated
eruptions will lead to a heavier buildup of ash. In addition, any
ash deposited over the last several days will likely be picked up
by local winds, contributing to dusty conditions.

Avoid excessive exposure to ash which is an eye and respiratory
irritant. Those with respiratory sensitivities should take extra
precaution to minimize exposure.

&&

For more information on the status of Kilauea Volcano, please see
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html.

For health and safety recommendations, please visit the Hawaii
Interagency Vog Information Dashboard at https://vog.ivhhn.org.

The USGS website for submitting ash reports can be found at
http://hawaiiash.science.

$$

Jacobson



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