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Gusts up to 85 mph for Big Island summits prompt high wind warning

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Wind Warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 8,000 feet until 6 a.m. Monday (Feb 6).

Strong winds are being recorded on summit areas with winds from the West at 55-65 mph and gusts up to 85 mph.

A high pressure ridge to the Southwest and a low pressure area to the Northeast are combining to produce the strong winds.

The strong summit winds can be hazardous for drivers and hikers. The public is advised to stay off the summits until the winds subside. The road to the summit is closed due to the hurricane strength winds.

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