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High wind warning for Big Island summits, winds 60-80 mph with higher gusts


Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s Cloudcam pointed east towards Hilo February 8-9, 2015. You may see the streaks of planes taking-off or landing at Hilo International Airport. Time-lapse movie courtesy of CFHT

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea at 10:51 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015.

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea at 10:51 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa until 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb 11).

Winds are coming from the west at 60-80 mph with higher gusts.

The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution while driving. The winds can also forcefully swing doors open or shut so use caution when opening or closing vehicle doors.

The Mauna Kea summit access road is closed due to these high winds. For updated road conditions visit: mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/ro…

National Weather Service Map

National Weather Service Map

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