Kohala Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:46 PM HST Jan. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning now in effect until 600 am Friday...

* locations... over the kohala district of The Big Island with the
strongest winds over and downslope to the west of the mountains
including Kamuela, Waikoloa and Kawaihae.

* Winds... east 25 to 45 mph with localized gusts over 60 mph.

* Timing... through late tonight. This warning may need to be
extended if conditions persist.

* Impacts... winds this strong can damage roofs and knock down
trees and utility lines. Driving will also be difficult.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel if possible. Postpone hikes in the Forest and tent-
camping. Stay away from downed power lines and be prepared for
power outages. Secure lawn furniture and other outdoor objects
that could be blown around. Be careful opening and closing doors.

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