Yet another mistake.

Governor David Ige announced Tuesday afternoon every public school on the Big Island and Maui will be closed on Wednesday. Did he make the right choice? Let's take a look at what was forecast for the school period on Wednesday before he made that decision:

  • Light 10 MPH winds was forecast for the west and east sides of the Big Island on Wednesday.

  • Moderate rain was forecast for the west and east sides of the Big Island on Wednesday.

  • The most likely arrival of tropical storm force winds near the most southern point of the Big Island was forecast for 2 AM on Thursday.


Now let's take a look at what happened during the school period on Wednesday:

  • Light 9 MPH winds was recorded on the west and east sides of the Big Island on Wednesday.

  • Moderate rain fell on the west and east sides of the Big Island on Wednesday.

  • The most likely arrival of tropical storm force winds near the most southern point of the Big Island was forecast for 8 AM on Thursday.

  • The state didn't open a single emergency shelter on the Big Island.

Considering severe weather wasn't forecast for Wednesday when schools dismisses their students early, and most parents who doesn't have a fantasy occupation needed to report to work; the governor made the wrong call for Wednesday.

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