High Wind Watch for Big Island Summits
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Wind Watch for the Big Island Summits of Hawaiʻi Island through Thursday, Oct. 24.
Very strong southwest winds aloft associated with a passing upper level trough will impact the high elevations on the Big Island today. Winds are forecast to trend down by midweek as the upper trough lifts away from the area.
The winds from the Southwest could get up to 40 to 60 mph with localized gusts over 66 mph possible along the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.
A High Wind Warning means that winds at the summits are expected to be at least 56 mph, with gusts over 66 mph. Take necessary precautions to protect property. Travel to summit areas should be delayed until winds subside.