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Wind and marine advisories for Big Island, gusts up to 50 mph forecast

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind dvisory for North Kohala, Waikoloa, Waimea, Honokaa, Ka‘u including Pahala, areas near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet until 6 p.m. this evening (Feb 4).

Winds are coming from the Northeast at 20-40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the areas of North Kohala, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island summits.

The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution due to the winds and the possibility of debris on the roadway as the strong winds can bring branches and trees down.

A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight for the Alenuihaha Channel, Big Island Leeward and Southeast waters. The small craft advisory will last until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Feb 5) for Windward waters off the Big Island.

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