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High Wind Advisory Issued for Hawai‘i Island

December 14, 2017, 8:36 AM HST
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A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hawai‘i Island until 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

An upper level trough will move towards the Big Island from the northeast, bringing warning level winds to the summits and gusty surface winds will bring advisory-level winds to the lower
elevations.

Northeast winds are expected at 15 to 35 mph, with localized gusts over 50 mph.

Winds will be strongest over ridge tops, through mountain gaps, as well as downslope of the mountains.

The strong winds are not expected in the Hilo area.

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Winds this strong can knock down tree branches and lead to localized power outages.

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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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