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High wind warning issued for Big Island summits, small craft advisory also issued

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

A high wind warning is in effect for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 9 a.m. Monday morning (April 1).

Big Island summit areas above 8,000 feet are forecast to have winds of 35-50 mph with localized gusts up to 60 mph or more.

These winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution while driving.

UPDATED (3/31/2013 at 6:7 PM)

A small craft advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Honolulu for the Alenuihaha Channel and Big Island Windward waters until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Rough seas of 10-13 feet are forecast. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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