The strong winter storm approaching the state

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Due to a winter storm known as a “Kona Low,” the Hawaiian islands will be seeing dangerous weather conditions.

This includes strong winds, rough ocean conditions and approaching rain starting Sunday morning.

This storm system lies north of our islands and is making its way closer which will increase it’s impacts on Sunday where the center of the storm is expected to get about 150 miles off shore from the state at its closest position.

Due to the strong impacts, the state currently has a few advisories and warnings in effect, including High Surf Warning, Gale Warning and Small Craft Advisory.

A High Wind Warning for the entire state will be in effect Sunday starting at 4am and lasting throughout the day.

We have not seen much rain yet, but you can expect that to change starting late tonight or early tomorrow morning as the storm system brings its first band of showers across the islands, west to east.

Kauai and Niihau will see those showers first early tomorrow morning, then Oahu in the later morning hours, then making its way to Maui county, and then Hawaii island.

Winds will be windy tomorrow into Monday, then ease off slightly to breezy conditions into the middle of the week. 

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