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Wind advisory covers 2 islands; weekend thunderstorms possible

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. HST, Jan 08, 2014

Two islands are under a wind advisory today as the overnight blustery conditions continue to cool the state.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Lanai and Hawaii island until 4 p.m. today, predicting northeast winds from 25 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

The weather service warns that winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

The wind advisory is in effect for parts of Lanai, including Lanai City and Manele; Haleakala above 6,000 feet on Maui; South Kona, North and East Kohala, Kailua-Kona, Milolii, South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Bradshaw Field and Saddle Road above 5,000 feet.

Haleakala could see 45 mph winds with 60 mph gusts.

Those winds are also generating a tradewind swell on eastern shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii island, where a high surf advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Forecasters say the winds will weaken tonight and Friday.

The high temperature for Honolulu today and Friday is expected to be about 80 degrees, with mostly sunny skies.

However, the forecast for the weekend calls for the possibility of thunderstorms, the weather service says.

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Just thought of something: if Larry Ellison, founder, Chairman and CEO of Oracle could own Lanai, then a rich enough person could own any of the other Hawaiian Islands. Oahu though with its burgeoning Real Estate market could not be owned by an individual because it would be valued in the trillions I suppose. Except Oahu is being bought up by deep pocket off island investors who are driving up Real Estate values and hence rents that Kamaaina pay. So therefore, Oahu is slowly being owned by out of state people, although a huge portion is still owned by The Bishop Estates, The State, The City and Oahu citizens. I am glad my sister owns her own home (well not completely yet anyway as it's together with a bank). I thought about Lanai as you named the islands above and I went off on this tangent. Make sure the hatches are battened down with the high winds!! Only TigerWarrior, Morimoto or wiliki would reply to my comment, so it's okay. Have a Great Day!!!
on January 8,2014 | 07:34AM
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