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High surf advisory for Northern shores of the Big Island

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
530 AM HST WED MAR 16 2011

…A NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PRODUCE ADVISORY-LEVEL HIGH SURF FOR NORTH- AND WEST-FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI AND OAHU…AND NORTH-FACING SHORES OF MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND…

…A HIGH SURF ADVISORY ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR EAST-FACING SHORES OF OAHU…

KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST-OAHU NORTH SHORE- OAHU KOOLAU-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-MAUI WINDWARD WEST- MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
530 AM HST WED MAR 16 2011

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING…
…HIGH SURF WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. THE HIGH SURF WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SURF…WAVE HEIGHTS OF 10 TO 15 FEET ALONG NORTH-FACING AND 8 TO 12 FEET ALONG WEST-FACING SHORES.

* TIMING…THE SWELL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA…PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

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