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Wind advisory for Big Island summits with gusts up to 45 mph


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The low-light cloudcam is facing East towards Hilo and you can usually see the lights of the city and the belt road through Hamakua along with boats and barges on the ocean. You can also see Interisland and Mainland flights arriving and departing from Hilo airport.

The camera starts taking images just before sunset and stops just after sunrise. During that time you usually see the moon rise or set as well. At this sensitivity the moonrise can be very bright and look a lot like a sunrise but if you see stars you can know it is still night-time.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
350 PM HST THU JAN 13 2011

BIG ISLAND SUMMITS-
350 PM HST THU JAN 13 2011

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT HST TONIGHT…

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT HST TONIGHT.

EXPECT SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY MIDNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY INDICATES STRONG GUSTY WINDS CAN CAUSE LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES AND MINOR DAMAGE TO POORLY CONSTRUCTED ROOFS. SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS OUTDOORS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AROUND BY THE STRONG WINDS. EXTRA CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHILE DRIVING… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES…SUCH AS BUSES AND TRUCKS.

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