UPDATE: Wind advisory for Big Island summits canceled
Update at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, March 15: The National Weather Service has canceled a wind advisory that was in effect for the summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island. Winds have fallen below advisory levels.
Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the highest elevations of the Big island through today at 6 p.m.
West to southwest winds of 40 to 50 mph with localized gusts of more than 60 mph are expected.
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.