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Windy, rainy and snowy Sunday in Hawaii

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Between the wind, rain and snow, it was a wild weather day in Hawaii on Sunday. Powerful gusts toppled massive trees and ripped off roofs from about half a dozen homes on Oahu. Plus, a Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Hawaii Island summits.  

"You see all the trees just moving wildly and then you hear the noise. I feel like any moment something is gonna come blowing your way so it's quite scary," said Palolo Valley resident Wanda.

Forecasters say winds were expected to reach 40 miles per hour with dangerous to damaging wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour.

"It's really scary because it makes a lot of noise and it just whooshes through, like not normal, like it can carry a roof away," Wanda said.    

That's exactly what the wind did to her neighbor’s roof around 9:30 a.m.

"My wife heard a thump and then she came outside and said, ‘Oh no! Kev!’ And then we looked up and the roof was halfway coming down…we looked again and another gust of wind took the whole thing down," said homeowner Kevin Bernades.

Honolulu firefighters were called out to the scene making sure no other properties or people were injured.

"We handled some hurricanes through the years, but this one was I don't know…like a good 50-60 mph gusts," Bernades said.

While the wind ripped roofs, uprooted trees were found all over the island especially in Mililani. Large tree branches were also found blocking parts of the road near Dole Middle School in Kalihi. 

Since windy weather is predicted for much of the coming week driving can be dangerous.

"Stay indoors, be safe, be smart about it and if you see a lot of things flying around, definitely stay indoors or a place where you can be safe," Wanda said.

In addition, remember to secure holiday decorations, trash cans, lawn furniture, and other loose objects.

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