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:Thu, 12-Dec-2019 4:01pm HST
Effective:Thu, 12-Dec-2019 4:01pm HST
Expires:Fri, 13-Dec-2019 6:00am HST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Kauai Leeward; Kauai Windward; 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. Anyone entering the water could face significant injury or death.

Message summary: ...high surf warning for north and west facing shores of niihau kauai oahu molokai and north facing shores of maui...
...high surf advisory for the southern kona coast of the big island...
.a large northwest swell has peaked, but warning level surf will continue along most north and west facing shores from kauai to maui and advisory level surf for the leeward big island coast through tonight. This swell is expected to drop to advisory levels on saturday.
...high surf warning remains in effect until 6 am hst friday...
* what...surf along north and west facing shores of niihau and kauai, and north facing shores of oahu, molokai, and maui will be 20 to 28 feet tonight lowering to 16 to 22 feet friday. Surf along west facing shores of oahu and molokai will be 14 to 20 feet tonight lowering to 12 to 16 feet friday.
* where...portions of kauai, maui, molokai, niihau and oahu.
* when...until 6 am hst friday.
* 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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