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Gusty Winds Forecast for Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe

February 27, 2013, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated February 27, 8:31 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Winds will be gusting at up to 50 mph through this afternoon on Maui, with the strongest winds occurring across ridge tops and downwind of terrain.

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for the Islands of Maui, Lanai and Kahoolawe through 6 p.m.

Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected throughout the day.

Forecasters from the NWS say the gusty winds are being generated by strong high pressure north of the Islands.

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The public is advised that winds this strong can bring down tree branches, cause localized power outages, and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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