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Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

on behalf of

National Weather Service

Weather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI

County of Hawaiʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Division

City and County of Honolulu

Emergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division

County of Kauaʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau

County of Maui

Parks and Recreation - Aquatics Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:20am HST

High Wind Warning

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Effective: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:20am to Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Alert:
...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY...

* WINDS...West 90 to 120 mph with gusts up to 150 mph, decreasing to 50 to 70 with gusts to 85 mph by late this afternoon for the Big Island summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

* TIMING...Through 6 PM Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can make driving and hiking extremely dangerous. Travel to the summits should be delayed until the high winds subside.
Description:

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds exceeding 40 mph and/or frequent gusts over 60 mph are occurring or imminent.

Instruction:
A High Wind Warning for the summits means that winds are expected to be at least 56 mph with gusts over 66 mph. Travel to the summit areas should be delayed until winds subside.
Affected Monitored Beaches:

Unmonitored lands and waters in the impact area described in the alert will also be impacted.

If conditions change before expiration or the event needs to be extended, an update or cancellation will be issued from Hawaii Beach Safety Website.

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Alert Identifier: 10041