The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a WIND ADVISORY for MAUI and MOLOKAI in effect until 6 p.m. this evening.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph are expected.
EFFECTS: A cold front northwest of Kauai will lead to gusty southerly winds today. The winds will be strongest across north and east sections of the Islands, where they will be enhanced across downslope areas.
Winds will be south 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Winds will peak early this afternoon then begin to diminish by evening.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. SECURE ANY LOOSE OBJECTS THAT MAY BECOME AIRBORNE OR MOVE THEM INDOORS.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates.
NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. The same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.