This is a Hurricane information update for Monday August 31st at 2:15PM
As of 11:00 AM this morning Hurricane Ignacio was continuing on a northwest track at 10 miles per hour. Ignacio was located approximately 265 miles east northeast of Hilo and recording sustained winds of 105 miles per hour with higher gusts.
As Ignacio continues on the current track Hawaii Island could begin to experience the remnants or trailing weather conditions from the storm. This may include windy conditions with gusts up to 40 miles per hour in some areas and localized heavy rains that may cause flooding.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Hawaii Island through 4:15Pm this afternoon. All major highways and roadways are open at this time and motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be prepared for hazardous conditions to include ponding and runoff and to anticipate traffic delays. The Civil Defense Agency will continue to maintain close communications with the National Weather Service and monitor the system.
The High Surf Warning issued for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island will remain in effect through 6:00PM tomorrow evening. Surf heights of 12 to 20 feet are expected with highest surf conditions coinciding with the high tide at 4:26 this afternoon. Residents in low lying coastal areas and boat owners are advised to take necessary precautions.
With the ongoing unstable weather conditions the public is advised to monitor your local radio broadcasts for information and updates and to always plan and prepare early for possible impacts from all hazards that pose a threat to our community.
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