Wind Advisory in Effect Through Friday Night
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected.
Northeast to east winds at 20 to 30 mph are expected, with localized gusts to 50 mph.
Winds will be strongest over and downwind of terrain on the Big Island, but strong winds are not expected in the Hilo area.
Gusts to near 50 mph have been observed in leeward Kohala and Waikoloa on the Big Island today.
Strong gusts will make for hazardous driving conditions, especially in high-profile vehicles. Motorists should use extra caution.
Winds this strong can knock down tree branches, cause car doors to slam, and result in sporadic power outages.