Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
342 PM HST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
NIGHT FOR LOCALLY STRONG NORTHEASTERLY TRADE WINDS...

.NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE AS A WEAK FRONT MOVES DOWN THE
ISLAND CHAIN FROM THE NORTH ON SATURDAY. THESE WINDS WILL
ACCELERATE OVER TERRAIN AND DOWN LEE SLOPES OF MOST ISLANDS AND
MAY REACH WARNING STRENGTH ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
NIGHT. GUSTY TRADE WINDS WILL BEGIN A GRADUAL DECLINE ON SUNDAY.

HIZ001>021-023>027-211445-
/O.NEW.PHFO.HW.A.0001.170121T2200Z-170122T1600Z/
NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-KAUAI MOUNTAINS-
OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-
OLOMANA-CENTRAL OAHU-WAIANAE MOUNTAINS-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-
MOLOKAI LEEWARD-LANAI MAKAI-LANAI MAUKA-KAHOOLAWE-
MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI LEEWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-
WINDWARD HALEAKALA-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND-
BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-KOHALA-BIG ISLAND INTERIOR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LIHUE...PRINCEVILLE...POIPU...WAIMEA...
HANAPEPE...KOKEE STATE PARK...HONOLULU...WAIKIKI...HAWAII KAI...
KAPOLEI...NANAKULI...MAKAHA...HALEIWA...WAIALUA...KAHUKU...
PUNALUU...LAIE...KAILUA...KANEOHE...WAIMANALO...MILILANI...
WAHIAWA...PEARL CITY...MAKAKILO...KALAUPAPA...KAUNAKAKAI...
MANELE...LANAI CITY...WAILUKU...LAHAINA...KAANAPALI...KAHULUI...
HAIKU...MAKAWAO...HANA...KIHEI...MAKENA...PUKALANI...KULA...
KAILUA-KONA...MILOLII...SOUTH POINT...PAHALA...HILO...VOLCANO...
HONOKAA...KAMUELA...WAIKOLOA...BRADSHAW FIELD...
SADDLE ROAD ABOVE 5000 FEET
342 PM HST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST TRADES 25 TO 40 MPH WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS OVER
  60 MPH.

  ON KAUAI...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE FOCUSED IN LEEWARD AREAS
  FROM BARKING SANDS TO KOLOA.

  ON OAHU...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL IMPACT AREAS OVER AND
  IMMEDIATELY WEST OF THE KOOLAU AND WAIANAE RANGES.

  IN MAUI COUNTY...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN THE LEE OF
  MOUNTAIN AREAS...ACROSS MUCH OF LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE...AND
  THROUGH THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF MAUI.

  ON THE BIG ISLAND...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE FOCUSED IN THE
  LEEWARD KOHALA AREA...THE WAIMEA TO KAWAIHAE CORRIDOR...WESTERN
  SADDLE AREAS...AND NORTH OF KAILUA-KONA IN THE NORTH KONA
  DISTRICT.

* TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...WITH A PEAK
  IN WINDS EXPECTED SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN RESULT IN DAMAGED ROOFS...
  BROKEN AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES...DOWNED POWER POLES AND POWER
  LINES RESULTING IN INTERRUPTIONS TO POWER...DOWNED TREES...AND
  FLYING DEBRIS IF OUTDOOR ITEMS ARE NOT PROPERLY TIED DOWN.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RESIDENTS SHOULD BRING IN OR TIE DOWN ANY LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS...
AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO TRIM OLDER AND WEAKER TREE BRANCHES THAT
MAY IMPACT THEIR RESIDENCE.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

WROE



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