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BREAKING: Tropical Storm Watch issued for Big Island and Maui County

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Molokai.

A tropical storm watch is typically issued 48 hours before the arrival of tropical storm force winds of 39 to 73 miles per hour. A watch is the time to prepare.

A warning is issued 36 hours before the arrival of tropical storm force winds. A warning is the time to finish emergency preparations and begin moving to safe shelter.

The watch has been issued in anticipation of severe weather conditions from Tropical Storm Guillermo, which is forecast to track very close to those islands.

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