8:16pm Weather Statement

PERIODS OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS ARE LIKELY FROM KILAUEA
VOLCANO AND A VENT ALONG THE EAST RIFT ZONE…
Over the past 24 hours web cams and local reports indicate
volcanic emissions continue to erupt from Halemaumau Crater, an
active fissure in Leilani Estates, and from lava flowing into the
ocean near Kapoho.
Low level winds will remain light overnight then becoming
easterly to southeasterly by Friday morning, pushing ash and
particulates toward the west and northwest of these volcano
emission sources. Trace amounts of volcanic ash and Pele`s hair
fallout will likely occur over the northern Kau District, the Puna
District, portions of South Hilo area and the Saddle region. This
includes the communities of Pahoa, Kapoho, Hawaiian Beaches,
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Glenwood, Mountain View, and portions of
Hilo.
Pele`s hair and other lightweight volcanic glass particles from
a high fountaining fissure in Leilani Estates are being carried
downwind. These volcanic particles can cause skin and eye
irritation similar to volcanic ash, so avoid exposure. Pele`s hair
can scratch glass and car finishes. Use plenty of water to rinse
Pele`s hair off vehicles and avoid using windshield wipers.
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.
For health and safety recommendations, please visit the Hawaii
Interagency Vog Information Dashboard at https://vog.ivhhn.org.
The USGS website for submitting ash reports can be found at
http://hawaiiash.science.

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