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High wind warning in effect for Big Island summits until Friday (March 4)

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
338 PM HST THU MAR 3 2011

…STRONG WINDS OVER MAUI AND BIG ISLAND SUMMITS AND LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS LOWER ELEVATIONS OF KAUAI AND OAHU…

.A SURFACE LOW WILL PASS NORTH OF KAUAI TONIGHT AND FRIDAY…AND WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A TROUGH ALOFT. THE TROUGH ALOFT WILL BRING STRONG SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS TO THE UPPER ELEVATIONS OF MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH FRIDAY. MEANWHILE…THE SURFACE LOW WILL BRING INCREASING SOUTHWEST SURFACE WINDS…THAT WILL BE LOCALLY GUSTY OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS OF KAUAI AND OAHU…PARTICULARLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF MOUNTAIN RANGES…WHERE WINDS ACCELERATE DOWN THE SLOPES.

HALEAKALA SUMMIT-
338 PM HST THU MAR 3 2011

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

SOUTHWEST WINDS OVER THE UPPER ELEVATIONS OF HALEAKALA WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT…AND ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN STRONG THROUGH FRIDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH SPEEDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH…WITH GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

BIG ISLAND SUMMITS-
338 PM HST THU MAR 3 2011

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY…

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY.

SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH TONIGHT…AND REMAIN STRONG THROUGH FRIDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 35 TO 50 MPH TONIGHT AND FRIDAY…WITH GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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