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Wind Advisory Extended to 6 p.m. Sunday

December 22, 2019, 5:58 AM HST
* Updated December 22, 11:59 PM
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Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Advisory for Maui County in effect until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.

A strong high pressure system north of the islands and a broad area of low pressure west of the area will result in strong trade winds across the eastern end of the state. The winds are expected to ease tonight.

The public can expect east winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph for all of Maui County, except for the Haleakalā Summit.

The NWS says the strongest winds will occur over and immediately downwind of the mountains, where the terrain funnels the wind most effectively.

Winds this strong are capable of bringing down trees, tents and other temporary structures, and causing power outages. Motorists should use caution when driving high profile vehicles.

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