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Strong Trade Winds Forecast for Big Island

February 19, 2017, 8:20 AM HST
* Updated February 19, 8:22 AM
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a wind advisory for the Big Island at
3:34 a.m., HST, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

Strong trade winds are forecast for the Big Island and Maui County through 6 p.m. Monday.

High pressure northwest of the islands will drive strong northeast trade winds 20 to 35 mph, with gusts over 50 mph, across Maui County and the Big Island today through Monday. The strongest winds will occur over ridge lines and

The strongest winds will occur over ridge lines and downwind of steep terrain.

Areas most affected will be the higher terrain of Lāna‘i and over the Kohala Mountains on the Big Island.

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Strong winds may break small tree branches and cause localized power outages. Driving high profile vehicles may

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Driving high profile vehicles may become difficult. Motorists should use
extra caution.

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