Notice Level: Urgent (Information Update Needed)
A High Wind Warning has been issued for the districts of North and South Kohala and a Wind Advisory remains in effect for the other districts of Hawaii Island until Saturday evening (March 7th). (See Post for further details)
Published by: HIRSC Team - Weather Unit
HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Northeast winds 30 to 40 mph with localized gusts over 60 mph. * WHERE...Leeward West Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Leeward Kohala District on the Big Island. * WHEN...Until 6 PM HST this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Sporadic power outages can be expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Motorists, especially those in high profile vehicles, are urged to drive with extreme caution. Stay away from downed power lines.
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph. * WHERE...All Hawaiian Islands except the summits and upper slopes of Haleakala on Maui, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island, and areas in the High Wind Warning. * WHEN...Until 6 PM HST this evening. * IMPACTS...Winds this strong are capable of downing tents or other temporary structures, as well as downing trees and causing power outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Motorists, especially those in high profile vehicles, are urged to drive with caution. Secure trash cans, lawn furniture, and other loose objects that can easily be blown around by strong wind gusts.
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) regrets that due to the High Wind Warning the Waimea Household Hazardous Waste Collection event scheduled from 8 to 4 today is canceled.