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Wind Advisory posted overnight for Lanai, Big Island

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A fallen tree blocked lanes on Likelike Highway Sunday morning A fallen tree blocked lanes on Likelike Highway Sunday morning
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Strong northeast winds have subsided, but a Wind Advisory continues for Lanai and most of the Big Island of Hawaii until 6 a.m. Monday. The advisory expired at 10 p.m. Monday for the rest of the state.

On the Big Island, the advisory covers areas including Kailua-Kona, Milolii, South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Bradshaw Field, and Saddle Road above 5,000 feet.

Strong northeasterly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with localized gusts over 50 miles per hour were expected through Sunday night. The winds were expected to diminish overnight into Monday.

A 64 mile per hour wind gust was recorded at Waianae Valley Sunday. Gusty winds were also reported at Volcanoes National Park, reaching near 50 miles per hour at the Kealakomo weather station near Kilauea volcano. A 51 mile per hour gust was also recorded in Hilo.

The winds will be strong enough to do damage to trees, power lines, and roofs.

 

Preliminary Wind Gusts Recorded Saturday (in mph):

Kauai:

  • Barking Sands  53
  • Lihue Airport  41
  • Mana  38
  • Poipu  38
  • Puu Opae  37

Oahu:

  • Makua Range   53
  • Kuaokala   52
  • Waianae Valley   43
  • Mokuoloe Island   41
  • Kaneohe MCAS   38
  • Oahu Forest NWR   38
  • Kahuku Training Area   37
  • Kalaeloa Airport   36

Molokai:

  • Molokai 1   45
  • Molokai Airport   37

Lanai:

  • Lanai Airport   53
  • Lanai 1   42

Maui:

  • Kapalua-West Maui Airport   36

Big Island:

  • Kohala Ranch   46
  • Kona Airport   40
  • PTA West   40
  • Kawaihae   39
  • Kealakomo   38
  • PTA Keamuku   37
  • Waikoloa   37
  • Upolu Airport   35

For details on the High Wind Watch go to www.weather.gov/hawaii.

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