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Honolulu, HI


Honolulu, HI

NHC Eastern Pacific

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Hawaii Issued by the National Weather Service


News From The Associated Press

Area Forecast Discussion for Hawaii

Home - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL - World

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Reuters - Top Stories

YonhapNews - N. Korea

BBC World News

YonhapNews - All Headlines

BBC News | World | UK Edition

The Chosun Ilbo


American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources - Latest News Stories

ARES E-Letter Audio Version

Yahoo! News: Most Emailed

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Quotes of the Day


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NWS Hawaii Radars Mosaic- Click arrow to play

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Maunaloa eruption

NHC - Eastern Pacific

Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Scroll for legend.

SST Off CA, Out to 145W

Wind Shear - wind speeds Scroll down for Hawaii

Wind Shear - dynamic graphic Scroll down for Hawaii




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Emergency Support Functions 1-15, 20 in use ESF-1: Department of Transportation ESF-2: Communications ESF-3: Public Works and Engineering ESF-4: Firefighting ESF-5: Emergency Management ESF-6: Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing and Human Services ESF-7: Resource Support ESF-8: Public Health and Medical Services ESF-9: Urban Search and Rescue ESF-10: Oil and Hazardous Materials Response ESF-11: Agriculture and Natural Resources ESF-12: Energy ESF-13: Public Safety and Security ESF-14: Long-Term Community Recovery ESF-15: External Affairs [ESF – 16: Special Needs] [ESF – 17: Tourist Evacuation] [ESF-18: Mass Fatalities] [ESF-19: Pet Evacuation and Sheltering] ESF-20: Military Support [ESF-21: Legal]

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ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service - from the ARRL, but can be managed locally

RACES - Radio Amateur Emergency Service - from FEMA, requires a series of online courses and a background check, administered at the State or County level

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency - national disaster aid (floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, pandemics, etc.)

CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams - managed locally, may not require an amateur radio licenses

SKYWARN - National Weather Service program - immediate severe weather confirmation - administered at the county level, retrain every 2 years 

Honolulu Forecast Office Skywarn



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Tsunami Evac Zones

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Tsunami Evac Zones - Tsunami Aware

DEM Tsunami Evac Maps

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Hawaii Weather Radars

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Hawaii Radars Click arrow to start

EastPac Disturbances

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WaterWatch Streams

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Streamflow Conditions HI

HRS 127A Clickable Index

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HRS 127A Clickable index

Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) [CHAPTER 127A]




   127A-1 Policy and purpose

   127A-2 Definitions

   127A-3 Hawaii emergency management agency

   127A-4 Hawaii advisory council on emergency management

   127A-5 County emergency management agency

   127A-6 Emergency reserve corps

   127A-7 State warning point

   127A-8 Status and rights of personnel

   127A-9 Immunities; rights

  127A-10 Political activity prohibited

  127A-11 Powers on whom conferred; delegation of powers

  127A-12 Emergency management powers, in general

  127A-13 Additional powers in an emergency period

  127A-14 State of emergency

  127A-15 Proclamations, how made; service of papers

  127A-16 Major disaster fund

  127A-17 Allotments

  127A-18 Mitigation of hazardous situations

  127A-19 Shelters

  127A-20 Immunity from liability of private shelter

  127A-21 Notice of requisition

  127A-22 Determination of compensation

  127A-23 Determination of damages

  127A-24 Investigations and surveys

  127A-25 Rules and orders

  127A-26 Forfeitures

  127A-27 Preliminary or interlocutory injunctions and temporary restraining orders

  127A-28 Enforcement of injunction proceedings; interventions

  127A-29 Misdemeanors

  127A-30 Rental or sale of essential commodities during a state of emergency; prohibition against price increases

  127A-31 Penalties prescribed by this chapter additional to other penalties

  127A-32 Effect of this chapter on other laws


Oahu Pwr Out

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Kauai Pwr Out

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Kauai Power Outage map


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Skywarn HAM info for Hawaii

If there is a REAL WORLD event:
  • Format for real-world Severe Weather Report  (same as what you would do on the telephone call to NWS):

    • call sign

    • first name

    • Spotter number (if you have one)

    • location of observation

    • time of observation

    • Metrics (no guessing! No estimating. If nothing measured, move on to Impacts)

    • Impacts

  • Severe Weather Report (SWR) Criteria ( ) :

    • What to Report (and use EXERCISE and SIMULATED as descriptors for any practice messages):
      - ANY tornado, funnel, or waterspout
      - Heavy rain at a rate of an inch per hour or more lasting more than 15 minutes
      - ANY type of flooding that is threatening or causing damage
      - ANY hail
      - High winds strong enough to cause property damage
      - ANY weather related death, injury, or significant damage

Kevin, AH6QO


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Eastern & Central Pacific Tropical Wx

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