Rainy, windy conditions expected to continue
Breezy and rainy conditions continued to cause problems for Maui residents and visitors Saturday, with power lines downed and a report of at least one large tree blocking a road, officials said.
Around noon Saturday, a large tree fell onto Meha Road in Makawao, with Maui County and utility crews called to the scene to clear the road.
Windy and rainy conditions delayed until today the start of the PGA Tour’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua’s Plantation Course. The first tee time is scheduled for 7:10 a.m.
The event has been reduced to 54 holes and is scheduled to conclude Monday.
National Weather Service forecasters expect today to be breezy and cloudy with numerous or scattered showers in windward and leeward areas. Winds should blow out of the east from 15 to 30 mph, with gusts of 45 mph.
A high-wind advisory for 6,000 feet and higher at Haleakala was posted until 6 p.m. today. Winds can be expected to blow at 30 mph, with gusts of 50 mph. Motorists, especially those in high-profile vehicles, should exercise caution.
A high-surf advisory remained in effect until 6 p.m. today for the east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai. Strong trade winds were expected to keep hazardous surf rough and choppy, forecasters said.