Update: Wind advisory extended till Tuesday morning
Updated on March 14 at 7 a.m.: The wind advisory for Big Island summits has been canceled. Updated on March 13 at 4:14 p.m.: A wind advisory for Big Island summits has been extended till Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service reports west winds at 40 to 55 mph with localized gusts over 60 mph. The advisory is now in place till 6 a.m. Original post: The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. on Monday. West winds of 30 to 50 mph with gusts of 55 to 65 mph are forecast. 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. Consider postponing travel to the summits until conditions improve. If you must travel to the summits, use extra caution walking and driving. Be careful opening or closing doors.