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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
1006 AM HST Wed May 23 2018

HIZ024-242030-
South Big Island-
1006 AM HST Wed May 23 2018

...LIGHT ASHFALL LIKELY TO CONTINUE FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO...

Web cams, observers and radar data indicate that occasional small
bursts of volcanic ash continue to emanate from Halemaumau
Crater. Low level trade winds will push ash toward the southwest,
and ash fallout will likely occur over the Kau district and
Highway 11 southwest of the town of Volcano, including the
communities of Pahala, Wood Valley and Naalehu.

In addition, trace amounts of ash deposited over the last few
days are likely being picked up by locally gusty strong trade
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.

$$

Birchard

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