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Wind advisory issued for the Big Island, gusts up to 50 mph possible

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the towns of Kailua-Kona, Milolii, South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa, Bradshaw Field and Saddle Road above 5,000 feet until 6 p.m. Saturday (Jan 5).

Winds are forecast to be 20-35 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph. A high pressure zone North of the state has caused the stronger trade winds.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

The strong winds can also send trees, branches and other objects into power lines and/or equipment. Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reminds people that if you see a downed power line you should stay as far away as possible and report any damage or outages to their dispatch center at (808) 969-6666.

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