The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a WIND ADVISORY for Haleakala National Park above 6000 feet, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Friday.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph are expected.
EFFECTS: High pressure building far northeast of the Islands will bring strong and gusty winds to the higher elevations on Maui. Easterly winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, will continue to increase today, and remain strong through Friday. Winds may remain strong over the weekend as well.
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.