Wind advisory posted for parts of Big Island, Kahoolawe

Advisory up until 6 a.m. Thursday

 UPDATED 4:51 PM HST Jul 10, 2013

The National Weather Service posted a wind advisory for parts of the Big Island and Kahoolawe until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Forecasters say deep high pressure far north of the state will produce windy and gusty conditions over and downwind of terrain on the Big Island and on Kahoolawe.  A downward trend in wind speed will occur in the early morning hours on Thursday.

Winds are forecast to be easterly at around 20-to-30 mph with localized wind gusts over 50 mph.  Winds will be strongest over the ridge tops and to the west of terrain and will not affect the Hilo area.

A wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected.

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