Big Island Summit Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:25 PM HST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning now in effect until 6 am HST Wednesday...

* winds... southwest 30 to 60 mph with gusts over 65 mph at the
highest elevations.

* Locations... summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 12000
feet.

* Timing... the highest wind speeds should be this evening with
winds gradually diminishing overnight.

* Impacts... winds this strong can walking difficult and can
forcefully slam open doors. The winds may make steering
difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning for the summits means that winds there are
expected to be at least 56 mph with gusts over 66 mph. Take
necessary precautions to protect property. Travel to The Summit
areas should be delayed until winds subside.


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