Haleakala Wind Advisory in effect overnight

January 12, 2011, 6:35 PM HST · Updated January 12, 6:35 PM
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Strong and gusty winds are expected at the Summit of Haleakala overnight.  A Wind Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service.  It will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected, however localized wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are anticipated as well. The winds are strong southwest Kona winds.

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The strongest gusts are expected on the ridges and in areas where winds blow down-slope from nearby mountains. Winds are expected to ease by daybreak Thursday.

For information on temporary closures at Haleakala National Park, visit our previous post.

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