On a windy day on Oahu…

For all you mainlanders, you might not be aware that there are some pretty strong winds on Oahu today (January 15). 

Oahu prepares for possible 60 mph winds

Warning says winds could gust to 60 mph

High wind hits Kaneohe, surf closes Kaena Point

Strong, gusty winds made for a blustery night in the Kane’ohe area, but no serious problems had been reported to police or the fire department as of this morning.

Even without injuries or major damages, authorities were urging caution.

The National Weather Service has said wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph could hit the Islands later today and early tomorrow morning. Hazardous surf conditions also remained in the forecast.

Strong southwesterly winds, with steady gusts upwards of 40 mph, are expected to stick around on O’ahu through tomorrow afternoon, the Weather Service said.

A high-wind watch remains in effect for Kaua’i and O’ahu, which saw gusts upwards of 35 mph overnight. Forecasters say the winds will continue to pick up today through mid-day tomorrow on O’ahu, and then start to die down.

Anyway, there were some photos showing the damage, but science geek that I am, I ran across this on NASA’s Earth Observatory site today and thought it ironic.

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