The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the WIND ADVISORY for the HALEAKALA SUMMIT including HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK above 6000 feet, in effect from 6:00 p.m. this evening until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph are expected. A High Wind Watch for the summits means there is the potential for sustained winds of at least 45 mph or gusts of 60 mph or stronger.
EFFECTS: East winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected. A High Wind Watch remains in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.
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.