Wind Advisory Forecast for Big Island

December 30, 2019, 9:27 AM HST (Updated December 30, 2019, 9:27 AM)
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3:42 AM HST Monday, Dec. 30, 2019: National Weather Service Honolulu

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND FROM 6 PM MONDAY UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY

What: East winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.

Affected Areas: Big Island Summits above 8,000 feet.

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Impacts: Winds this strong will make driving difficult.

Additional Details: Strong winds will increase in the afternoon. Driving to the summits of Maunakea and Maunaloa will become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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A wind advisory for the summits means that sustained winds of at least 45 mph, or gusts of at least 55 mph, are expected. Motorists should use extra caution.

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