Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Windward Haleakala (HIZ020) Hawaii Issued by the National Weather Service

 

High Surf Warning High Surf Warning - Windward Haleakala (Hawaii)


Updated:Wed, 22-Jan-2020 3:09pm HST
Effective:Wed, 22-Jan-2020 3:09pm HST
Expires:Thu, 23-Jan-2020 6:00pm HST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Kauai Leeward; Kauai Windward; Kohala; Kona; Maui Central Valley; Maui Windward West; Molokai Leeward; Molokai Windward; Niihau; Oahu Koolau; Oahu North Shore; Olomana; Waianae Coast; Windward Haleakala
 
Instructions: Large, breaking surf, significant shorebreak, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous.

Message summary: ...high surf warning for north and west facing shores of niihau kauai oahu molokai and north facing shores of maui and west facing shores of the big island...
.a long-period northwest swell will peak tonight and early thursday at dangerously high levels, then gradually diminish late thursday and friday.
...high surf warning remains in effect until 6 pm hst thursday...
* what...surf of 25 to 35 feet along north and west facing shores niihau and kauai, and north facing shores of oahu, molokai and maui. Surf of 15 to 25 feet along west facing shores of oahu and molokai. Surf of 8 to 12 feet along west facing shores of the big island.
* where...north and west facing shores of niihau, kauai, oahu, and molokai, north facing shores of maui and west facing shores of the big island.
* when...until 6 pm hst thursday.
* impacts...high. Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves, and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel dangerous.
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