Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
835 AM HST Wed Jan 17 2018

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU
KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

.A short burst of warning level surf is expected along north and
west facing shores of the smaller islands today from the current
large northwest swell. Surf will rise rapidly to low end warning
levels today and then decrease rapidly overnight back to advisory
levels. Increasing trade winds will bring surf along east facing
shores to advisory levels tonight.

HIZ001>003-006>008-012-013-017-019-020-180745-
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Niihau-Kauai Windward-Kauai Leeward-Waianae Coast-
Oahu North Shore-Oahu Koolau-Molokai Windward-Molokai Leeward-
Maui Windward West-Maui Central Valley-Windward Haleakala-
835 AM HST Wed Jan 17 2018

...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf
Warning, which is in effect until 6 AM HST Thursday.

* SURF...Along north facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu,
  Molokai, and Maui, will rise to 20 to 25 feet today, then lower
  to 12 to 16 feet late tonight. Along west facing shores of
  Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai, 15 to 20 feet today, then
  lower to 8 to 12 feet late tonight.

* TIMING...Through early Thursday morning.

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Always heed advice given by ocean safety officials and know your
limits. When in doubt, do not go out.

&&

$$



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