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WWHW80 PHFO 170318
SPSHFO

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
518 PM HST Wed May 16 2018

HIZ024-025-027-172000-
South Big Island-Big Island North and East-Big Island Interior-
518 PM HST Wed May 16 2018

...VERY LIGHT ASHFALL AND HAZARDOUS AIR QUALITY POSSIBLE ON THE
BIG ISLAND...

Web cameras and reports from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at 
Kilauea Volcano Summit indicate occasional bursts of volcanic ash 
emanating from Halemaumau Crater (19.4N 155.3W). These bursts may 
be brief and may occur at multiple times. Low and midlevel winds 
may direct the ash across portions of Kau, Puna, and North and South
Hilo Districts up to 10,000 feet. In the event of a more significant
eruption, an Ashfall Advisory or Warning may be necessary.

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

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