The National Weather Service in Honolulu has DOWNGRADED the WIND WARNING to a WIND ADVISORY for MAUI COUNTY, NOW in effect until noon today. We might have said “…as the dust settles…” but with all the rain that fell…no dust.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected.
EFFECTS: Northwest winds of 20 to 35 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph are expected. The strongest winds are likely to occur along exposed coastal areas and where winds accelerate downslope from higher terrain. Gusty winds will also be present in scattered showers. Winds are expected to gradually diminish through the morning.
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.