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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1049 PM HST SUN DEC 20 2020

HIZ024-211200-
SOUTH BIG ISLAND-
1049 PM HST SUN DEC 20 2020

...PERIODS OF ASHFALL LIKELY FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO...

WEB CAMS AND RADAR DATA INDICATE A STRONG ERUPTION HAS OCCURRED 
AT HALEMAUMAU CRATER. LOW LEVEL TRADE WINDS WILL PUSH ANY EMBEDDED
ASH 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. 

AVOID EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO ASH WHICH IS AN EYE AND RESPIRATORY
IRRITANT. THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES SHOULD TAKE EXTRA
PRECAUTION TO MINIMIZE EXPOSURE.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF KILAUEA VOLCANO, PLEASE SEE
HTTPS://VOLCANOES.USGS.GOV/VOLCANOES/KILAUEA/STATUS.HTML.


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