High wind advisory in effect for Big Isle summits


A high wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today for Big Island summits, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

The service forecast northerly winds of 25 mph to 40 mph with gusts topping 55 mph for the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits above the 8,000-foot elevation.

A high wind advisory for the summits means winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are forecast. Residents are urged to secure and protect property. Travel to the summit areas should be delayed until winds subside.