A winter charge reached Hawaii over the weekend, bringing dangerous roller conditions and damaging winds.
Waves nearby Waimea Bay on the north seaside of Oahu surpassed 60 feet Sunday afternoon, meteorologist Gavin Shigesato with the National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office told USA TODAY. Surf heights strike 45 feet on another part of the island, according to regard reports.
Gusty winds, reaching a high of 53 mph in Oahu, knocked down trees and caused energy outages via the islands, Shigesato said. About 26,870 customers via the state did not have energy at 4 p.m. internal time Sunday, according to Poweroutage.us. Debris on Sunday closed roads in downtown Honolulu and in the Waikiki area, Shigesato said.
All state parks sealed Sunday morning after the County of Hawaii sealed beach parks on Saturday night, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim tweeted. The Honolulu Zoo closed before noon Sunday because of descending branches. Two African belligerent hornbills transient from their enclosure, internal hire KITV reported, and officials asked the open not to proceed the black birds “bigger than a chicken” with red skin underneath their beaks.
Two evacuation centers non-stop Sunday morning on Oahu as officials told residents to guard conditions. The Red Cross also opened a shelter in Kauai on Saturday night. Authorities pronounced residents on the islands’ north shores should be prepared for coastal flooding.
A 66-year-old California male died Friday after removing stranded in severe sea conditions in Napili Bay, off northwest Maui.
The continue use released statewide high breeze warnings as well as high roller warnings for life-threatening conditions at several shores until Monday morning. A storm warning finished Sunday afternoon.
A gale warning was also in outcome until Monday morning for surrounding waters and channels. The bureau forecast snow and ice on the Haleakala and Big Island summits through Sunday night, with prominence next a quarter-mile at times. The powerful, low-pressure charge north of the state, Shigesato said, also brought durations of downpours.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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