Wind Advisory Issued for Big Island Summits

January 31, 2022, 3:19 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Big Island summits until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Northeast winds of 20-50 mph, with localized gusts of up to 65 mph, are expected on the summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa. Winds are forecast to be the strongest overnight Monday, and then begin to subside by about daybreak.

The National Weather Service says winds this strong can make driving and walking difficult. The winds can forcefully open doors and damage hinges or slam doors shut, possibly causing injuries.

Residents are encouraged to consider postponing travel to the summits until conditions improve. If you must travel to the summits, use extra caution walking and driving and be careful opening or closing doors.

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