The National Weather Service in Honolulu has ISSUED a WIND ADVISORY for MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected.
EFFECTS: North to northeast winds are accelerating around, and over, the Big Island and Maui, leading to locally strong winds.
Expect northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph, with localized gusts to 50 mph, over Lanai. Expect sustained winds over Haleakala Summit near 45 mph with gusts approaching 60 mph.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: WINDS THIS STRONG CAN BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION.
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.