Trade winds and dry air has Hawaii fire departments busy

  • Source: KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu
  • Published: 11/22/2022 12:00 AM

The windy weather makes things difficult for firefighters across the state, who battled multiple brush fires right before Thanksgiving week. Heading into what is normally Hawaii’s wet season John Bravender, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said “We are pretty dry going into this, and one of the things that we’re seeing now, in addition to the dry fuel, fueling the fires, also very strong winds and very dry air. When you get those combined together, then you can have some extreme fire behavior and any little fire could get inflamed to a big brush fire.” The National Weather Service said because of this weather, leeward sides are especially getting hit hard.


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