Wind advisory issued for Big Isle summits


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits through 6 p.m. Friday.

The service forecast 25 to 30 mph easterly winds with gusts reaching 35 mph for elevations above 8,000 feet.

A wind advisory means that winds of at least 30 mph and gusts over 50 mph are forecast, according to the service. Motorists are advised to use extra caution.