High Wind Watch Issued for Big Island Summits
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening, May 3, through late Sunday night, May 5, 2019.
WINDS: Westerly winds will strengthen across the high summits of the Big Island Friday night and will likely exceed warning levels of 60 mph by Saturday morning.
TIMING: Increasing Friday night and continuing through the weekend.
IMPACTS: Travel to the summits will be difficult or dangerous.
A High Wind Watch for the summits means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 56 mph or gusts of 66 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.