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NWS issues Wind Advisory for Haleakala Summit on Maui 7/29/10

July 29, 2010, 10:10 AM HST
* Updated December 27, 8:28 PM
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June 29, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.

EVENT:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for the summit of Haleakala on Maui in effect until 6:00 p.m. Friday.  A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected.

EFFECTS:  Strengthening high pressure north of the islands is bringing east winds 25 to 35 mph to Haleakala summit, with gusts up to 45 mph.

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.

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.

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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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