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Wind Warning Cancelled; Advisory in Effect Until Noon

February 11, 2019, 6:32 AM HST (Updated February 11, 2019, 6:32 AM)
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until noon on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

The High Wind Warning has been cancelled, according to a NWS press released issued at 3:20 a.m.

WINDS West to NW 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph over interior and eastern sections of the Big Island. Winds will be strongest over and downslope from the higher terrain, and where most efficiently funneled around the terrain and through valleys. This includes the city of Hilo where strong
north to northwest winds are expected briefly during the morning hours.

IMPACTS Winds this strong can bring down tree branches and cause local power outages. These strong winds can cause car doors to slam and make driving difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected. Motorists should use extra caution.

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