WIND ADVISORY & HIGH SURF WARNING

Wind Advisory
Alert:
…Wind advisory in effect from 6am to 6pm Saturday for portions
of Maui County and the Big Island…

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM HST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…East winds 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts around 50
mph.

* WHERE…Portions of the Big Island, Maui, Lanai, and Kahoolawe.

* WHEN…From 6 AM to 6 PM HST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down
tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it
difficult to steer, especially for drivers of high profile
vehicles.
Instructions: Watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving. Make sure tents and awnings are secure or take them down. Be prepared for power outages.
Target Area:
Big Island Interior
Big Island North
Big Island South
Big Island Southeast
Kahoolawe
Kohala
Lanai Leeward
Lanai Mauka
Lanai Windward
Maui Central Valley North
Maui Central Valley South
Maui Leeward West
South Haleakala


High Surf Warning
Alert:
…HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY FOR SOUTH
FACING SHORES OF ALL ISLANDS…

.Historic south swell will produce dangerous waves along south
facing shores this weekend. This swell will build all day Saturday
and peak at High Surf Warning levels Saturday night through Sunday
night then slowly decrease through the first half of next week.
The swell direction will be out of the south at 170 to 190
degrees.

…HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 AM HST
MONDAY…

* WHAT…Surf building to 10 to 14 feet during the day Saturday
then rising to 12 to 16 feet with occasional sets to 20 feet
Saturday night through Sunday night.

* WHERE…South facing shores of all Hawaiian Islands.

* WHEN…From 6 AM Saturday to 6 AM HST Monday.

* IMPACTS…Very High…Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping
across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and
strong longshore and rip currents. Large breaking waves and
strong currents may impact harbor entrances and channels causing
challenging boat handling.
Instructions: Large, breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers and body boarders utilizing the harbor channel to access surfing areas. Always heed lifeguard advice and know your limits. When in doubt, do not go out.
Target Area:
Big Island South
Big Island Southeast
East Honolulu
Ewa Plain
Honolulu Metro
Kahoolawe
Kauai South
Kauai Southwest
Kipahulu
Kohala
Kona
Lanai Leeward
Lanai South
Maui Central Valley South
Maui Leeward West
Molokai Leeward South
Molokai Southeast
Niihau
South Haleakala
South Maui, Upcountry
Waianae Coast

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