Update: Wind advisory for Big Island summits extended until early Sunday morning
Update at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14: The wind advisory for the summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island has been extended again, now until 4 a.m. Sunday as west winds 30 to 50 mph continue to be expected.
Update at 7:47 a.m. Jan. 14: The wind advisory in effect for Big Island summits has been extended until 6 p.m. today. The National Weather Service in Honolulu is now forecasting west winds of 30 to 50 mph, with localized gusts of up to 60 mph.
Original post: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued another wind advisory, this time until 8 a.m. Sunday, for the summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island.
West winds of 40 to 50 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph, are forecasts atop both mountains.
Winds that strong can make driving and walking difficult. They also can forcefully open doors and damage hinges or slam doors shut, possibly causing injuries.
Anyone traveling to the summits is urged to consider postponing their plans until conditions improve. If you must travel to the summits, use extra caution walking and driving and be careful opening or closing doors.