High winds forced the closure of Hosmer Grove on Maui; a brush fire forced the temporary closure of the Hāna Highway in Wailua; and Kahului residents are experiencing an afternoon power outage.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has cancelled the wind advisory for Maui County.
MECO officials say the increased use of wind energy results in estimated savings of more than $22 per year for a typical Maui residential electric bill.
Wind gusts of 50 mph are expected in the summit area of Haleakalā and on Kahoʻolawe today, according to the National Weather Service.
Recently one turbine experienced an “equipment malfunction,” and a decision was made to remove the complete installation on June 10, 2013. The early end to the project reportedly comes just short of its anticipated end date, the newsletter stated.
NWS forecasters say winds are expected to be blowing from the east at 25 to 30 mph, with localized gusts of over 40 mph.
The wind advisory has since been canceled for Haleakalā National Park.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the Haleakala Summit, including Haleakala National Park above 6,000 feet, in effect until noon today, June 3.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Summit of Haleakala on Maui until 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013.
A Wind Advisory was issued for the Summit area of Haleakalā today for sustained winds of 30 mph and gusts of at least 50 mph expected through 6 p.m on Saturday.
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