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Wind Advisory in Effect for Leeward Kohala

September 6, 2019, 7:41 AM HST
* Updated September 6, 9:20 AM
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3:37 AM, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019: WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 AM 
SUNDAY

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 a.m. this morning to 9 a.m. Sunday.

WINDS: East 25 to 35 mph with localized gusts over 45 mph in the leeward Kohala area on the Big Island.

IMPACTS: Winds this strong are capable of downing trees and causing power outages. Motorists, especially those in high profile vehicles, are urged to drive with extreme caution.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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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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Due to the advisory, the following precautions are advised:

  • Strong winds capable of downing trees and causing power outages may occur.
  • Treat any down utility lines as live and stay clear and notify authorities.
  • Consider securing outdoor items.

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