High Wind Information

Powered by DisasterAWARE®

Your source for high wind hazard information

Our DisasterAWARE platform, including Disaster Alert™, provides information about high wind events happening around the world. Information is derived from a variety of scientific monitoring agencies.

Reporting Threshold

A qualified weather service has issued a high wind advisory

Real-Time Processing

√ Hawaii

Manual Processing

√ Global

Early Warning
for High Winds

DisasterAWARE now includes PDC’s proprietary SmartAlert technology. You select the areas and hazards to monitor and we’ll alert you to threats within or approaching those areas automatically.

Offering the following alert severity levels:

Severity levels are determined by PDC’s risk intelligence platform based on data and observations from authoritative agencies. U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) data for Hawaii is automatically processed in real time.
A qualified weather service has issued a high wind advisory.
High wind has the potential for adverse impacts to population or infrastructure.
High wind is imminent or occurring, with adverse impacts to population or infrastructure.

Available Formats

Professional versions: SMS Text | Email | App Alerts
Public version: App Alerts Only

Be Aware and Prepare

Always heed instructions from local authorities and receive alerts about major hazards from PDC’s DisasterAlert app or on the DisasterAlert website.


Find more information at www.ready.gov/severe-weather

Act now

If you area is in danger of high winds, here are some helpful tips:
  • When safe to do so, secure objects around your home that are at risk of becoming airborne.
  • Limit outdoor activity as walking and driving may become difficult. If necessary to be outside, monitor conditions and alerts closely.
  • Prepare for power outages.

Plan ahead

Live in or plan to visit an area that experiences high winds?
  • When safe to do so, secure objects around your home that are at risk of becoming airborne.
  • Have a personal or family emergency plan and prepare for power outages.

Hazard Brief

Real-Time Impact and Needs Assessment

Through DisasterAWARE  and DisasterAlert you get access to PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessments of exposure and need for hazards in any part of the world.

How to access Hazard Brief (available for all hazards)

Helpful Features and Layers

DisasterAWARE provides layers of information to help assess the impacts of high winds. These include but are not limited to: • Winds (surface velocity and forecast) • U.S. watches, warnings and advisories • Global wind* • Global weather observations (METAR)* • Ship observations* • Damaging wind probability day 1 (U.S.)* * = For disaster management practitioners only

Are you a disaster management practitioner and want to know more?

Specialized High Wind Products

for Disaster Management Practitioners

DisasterAWARE provides specialized situational analysis reports for use by disaster management practitioners. Some of these are generated automatically with every advisory, while others are custom created by PDC as needed to support hazard response.

Hawaii Wind Speed Forecasts

Wind Forecast

Wind Exposure