The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY for Haleakala summit, which is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
A wind advisory for the summit means that sustained winds of at least 45 mph, or gusts of at least 55 mph, are expected. While the advisory for the strongest winds are for the Maui summit, winds will be strong and gusty across Maui County. View the latest NexGen satellite radar here.
EFFECTS: Expect winds from the west of 30 to 45 mph with localized gusts to 65 mph, through Thursday.
IMPACTS: Winds this strong can make hiking or driving difficult. High profile vehicles are most susceptible to the strong winds. Motorists should use extra caution.
View the Google Wind Profiler here. You don’t have to be a meteorologist to see the strength of sea surface winds and the effect they will have on local north shore surf within the next few days.
Maui Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather 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.