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High Wind Advisory in Effect for Big Island

February 28, 2018, 2:40 PM HST
* Updated February 28, 2:46 PM
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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Winds will be strong over the Big Island interior through the Humu‘ula Saddle, with the strongest winds over the western end.

On the windward side of the Big Island, strong winds will occur from Laupahoehoe northwards around Upolu Point, and over the Kohala mountains.

Strong winds will also sweep around South Point in the Ka‘ū District on the Big Island.

Wind from the east are forecast between 20 to 35 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph, with the strongest winds sweeping through passes as well as over and downwind of the highest terrain.

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These strong winds can knock down tree branches and cause power outages.

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Recent wet conditions have made trees and other vegetation more unstable and more susceptible to falling in windy conditions.

Consider securing loose belongings on your property.

Be prepared for power outages.

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Winds this strong can make driving difficult. Use extra caution when driving.

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