... High surf advisory remains in effect until 600 am Saturday for
north and west facing shores...
* surf... along west facing shores of Niihau Kauai Oahu Molokai and
Maui... 8 to 12 feet and along west facing shores of The Big
Island 6 to 8 feet.
* Timing... through 600 am Saturday.
* Impacts... moderate... expect strong breaking waves... shore
break... and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming
difficult and dangerous.
Heed all advice from ocean safety officials and exercise caution.
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High Surf Advisory
Issued: 3:40 PM HST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service
High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:42 PM HST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service
... High wind watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through late
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through late
* Winds... northeast trades 25 to 40 mph with localized gusts over
On Kauai... the strongest winds will be focused in leeward areas
from Barking Sands to Koloa.
On Oahu... the strongest winds will impact areas over and
immediately west of the koolau and Waianae ranges.
In Maui County... the strongest winds will be in the Lee of
mountain areas... across much of Lanai and Kahoolawe... and
through the Central Valley of Maui.
On The Big Island... the strongest winds will be focused in the
leeward kohala area... the Waimea to Kawaihae corridor... western
saddle areas... and north of Kailua-Kona in the north Kona
* Timing... Saturday afternoon through Saturday night... with a peak
in winds expected Saturday evening.
* Impacts... winds this strong can result in damaged roofs...
broken and falling tree branches... downed power poles and power
lines resulting in interruptions to power... downed trees... and
flying debris if outdoor items are not properly tied down.
Residents should bring in or tie down any loose outdoor items...
and are encouraged to trim older and weaker tree branches that
may impact their residence.
A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning
Issued: 3:39 PM HST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service
... Small Craft Advisory now in effect until noon HST Saturday...
... Gale Warning in effect from noon Saturday to 600 am Sunday...
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Gale
Warning... which is in effect from noon Saturday to 600 am Sunday.
* Winds... northeast 15 to 20 kt... strengthening to 25 to 35 kt by
* Seas... 9 to 10 feet... rising to 10 to 14 feet by Saturday
A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or greater are expected to produce conditions
hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners... especially
those operating smaller vessels... should avoid navigating in
A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.