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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: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:32am HST

Wind Advisory

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Effective: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:32am to 6:00pm

Alert:
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE STATE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.Strong high pressure north of the islands will produce windy conditions across Lanai, Kahoolawe, as well as over and downwind of the Kohala mountains on the Big Island through this afternoon. Strong winds are also expected across the Big Island Summits today. Note that the strong winds are not expected in and around Hilo.

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...Through this afternoon.

* WINDS...Northeast 20 to 25 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph. Winds will be strongest over ridges and through passes of the North and South Kohala districts, and over the higher terrain on Lanai and Kahoolawe.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can cause tree limbs to break, potentially leading to localized power outages. Driving may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Description:

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph and/or frequent gusts to 50 mph or greater are occurring or imminent.

Warning Instruction:
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected. Motorists should use extra caution while driving. Participants in outdoor activities should be alert for wind-borne debris.

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: 6858
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