Categorized | News, Weather

Wind advisory for the Big Island, Winter weather advisory for summits

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea at 9:23 a.m. Saturday (Feb 16). Image courtesy of CFHT

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea at 9:23 a.m. Saturday (Feb 16). Image courtesy of CFHT

UPDATED (2/16/2013 at 5:42 PM)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Ka‘u, Kohala, Saddle Road above 5,000 feet and Volcano areas until 6 p.m. Sunday (Feb 17). This includes the towns of Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa and Brandshaw Airfield.

Winds are forecast to come from the East at 25-35 mph with localized gusts up to 50 mph. A high pressure system North of Hawaii is creating the gusty Easterly winds.

Winds this strong can bring down tree branches and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use caution while driving.

The Mauna Kea Access Road was closed this morning due to ice on roadways above the Visitor Information Station. Although the roadway was re-opened at 10 a.m. the National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter weather advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet from 8 p.m. this evening until 10 a.m. Sunday.

Freezing rain and ice on roadways with accumulations of light ice will make for hazardous driving conditions. Winds will be from the East at 10-20 mph with temperatures in the low 30s. Visibility is forecast to be less than 1/2 mile in fog.

For updated information on summit road conditions visit:…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



Become a fan on facebook

Photos on flickr

Stock Quotes

NASDAQ5090.67  chart+57.92
S&P 5002120.84  chart+16.64
^NYA11137.3662  chart+72.0488
^TNX2.16  chart+0.02
AAPL132.1538  chart+2.5338
FB80.00  chart+0.67
GOOG537.26  chart+4.94
INTC33.56  chart+0.46
MSFT47.553  chart+0.963
ORCL43.95  chart+0.62
QCOM69.575  chart+0.215
ALEX41.26  chart+0.38
BOH62.70  chart+0.05
BRN2.55  chart+0.00
BYD14.22  chart+0.27
CAGU0.31  chart+0.00
CPF23.47  chart+0.31
CYAN9.16  chart+0.00
HA24.80  chart+1.66
HCOM25.34  chart+0.42
HE30.97  chart+0.38
MLP5.4499  chart+0.2099
MRPI0.0003  chart+0.0000
NNUTU2.72  chart-0.01
PLFF0.06  chart-0.00
TBNK23.23  chart+0.10
TSO89.24  chart+0.89
May 27, 2015 / 1:49 pm