Wind advisory for Kohala, north portion of Big Island extended through Friday
This story was updated at 3:41 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a wind advisory for Kohala and the north portion of the Big Island to 6 p.m. Friday.
A strong high pressure system far north of Hawaiʻi will deliver strong trade winds and gusts through Friday, particularly in exposed areas. Stable conditions will allow for intense downsloping gusts in South Kohala.
East winds of 25 to 35 mph, with localized gusts of more than 50 mph, are expected.
Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it difficult to steer, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.
Watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving. Make sure tents and awnings are secure or take them down. Be prepared for power outages.