Special Weather Statement
…STRONG TRADE WINDS RETURNING THIS WEEKEND AND CONTINUING
INTO NEXT WEEK…
A cold front will move quickly through the state during the
weekend. This front is forecast to reach Kauai Saturday afternoon,
Oahu and Maui County Saturday night, and the Big Island on Sunday,
passing south of the Big Island Sunday evening. Increasing
northerly winds are expected immediately behind the front late
Saturday afternoon and Saturday night, with a prolonged period of
strong trade winds forecast for the entire state from Sunday
through the middle of next week. Sustained winds around 30 mph
with gusts near 50 mph will be possible in the areas typically
affected by strong trade winds during this time. The strongest
winds will occur over higher terrain, through mountain gaps and
valleys, downslope of the mountains, and over areas such as Lanai
affected by strong winds channeled between larger islands.
Loose outdoor objects may become airborne under these strong
winds. Prepare now by securing these objects before winds
increase. The strong cross winds may bring hazardous driving
conditions, especially for high profile vehicles. Localized power
outages will be possible.
If you have outdoor plans, be prepared for windy conditions. If
your plans involve marine activities, you may want to consider
postponing them, as gales will be possible in the windiest areas
such as the Alenuihaha Channel.
Stay tuned for updates from the National Weather Service or your
favorite media outlet.
Big Island Interior
Big Island North and East