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High surf warning for West Hawaii


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The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for the Kona-Kohala coastline from noon today until 6 p.m. Thursday.

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
531 PM HST WED JAN 27 2010

…HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI…
…HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI…
…HIGH SURF WARNING FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND…

KONA-KOHALA-
531 PM HST WED JAN 27 2010

…HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY.

EXPECT SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND TO REACH HEIGHTS OF 10 TO 15 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

STAY WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORELINE IN AFFECTED AREAS. DANGEROUS… BATTERING WAVES WILL POUND THE SHORELINE PRODUCING DEADLY RIP CURRENTS AND LOCAL BEACH EROSION.

This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a high surf update for Wednesday January 27th. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for the west facing shores of the Big Island effective noon today though tomorrow evening, Thursday January 28th.

A high surf warning means that wave heights may exceed 12 feet. Coastal residents, beachgoers, and boat owners should be on the alert for increasing surf.

Again, the National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for the west facing shores of the Big Island effective noon today though tomorrow evening. Thank you and have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

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