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Wind Advisory extended for Summit of Haleakala until 6a Aug 13 2010

August 12, 2010, 3:43 PM HST
* Updated August 12, 3:54 PM
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August 12, 2010 – 3:43 p.m.

EVENT:  The National Weather Service has extended a Wind Advisory for the summit of Haleakala on Maui and the Big Island Summits until 6 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 2010. 

EFFECTS:  Winds are expected to be in the 30-35 mph range with higher gusts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS:  WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. THE PUBLIS IS ADVISED TO BE CAREFUL.

August 12, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.

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EVENT:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the WIND ADVISORY for the SUMMIT of HALEAKALA now in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening.

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A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected.

EFFECTS:  Expect winds of 30 to 35 mph with higher gusts.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:  WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. SECURE ANY LOOSE OBJECTS THAT MAY BECOME AIRBORNE OR MOVE THEM INDOORS.

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INFORMATION:  Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation.  Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or access NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates.

The NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025.  The NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.

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