Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
126 PM HST Fri Feb 23 2018

...STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS AND LARGE SEAS IMPACTING WINDWARD
WATERS...

.A strong high far north northeast of the area and a persistent
surface trough northwest of Kauai will produce strengthening east
to southeast winds across most of the windward waters and waters
around the Big Island. Winds and seas are expected to stay strong
and elevated, with further strengthening forecast for next week.

PHZ121>124-241230-
/O.UPG.PHFO.SC.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-180226T1600Z/
/O.NEW.PHFO.GL.W.0002.180223T2326Z-180224T1600Z/
/O.NEW.PHFO.SC.Y.0010.180224T1600Z-180226T1600Z/
Alenuihaha Channel-Big Island Windward Waters-
Big Island Leeward Waters-Big Island Southeast Waters-
126 PM HST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SATURDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 AM HST
MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Gale
Warning, which is in effect until 6 AM HST Saturday. A Small
Craft Advisory is in effect from 6 AM Saturday to 6 AM HST Monday.

* Winds and Seas...Through tonight, east to southeast winds 25 to
  35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 6 to 12 feet. Saturday
  through Sunday night, east to southeast winds 20 to 30 kt with
  gust up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 12 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory means that winds speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or greater are expected to produce conditions
hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially
those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

&&

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PHZ110-111-114-116-117-241230-
/O.CON.PHFO.SC.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-180226T1600Z/
Kauai Northwest Waters-Kauai Windward Waters-Oahu Windward Waters-
Kaiwi Channel-Maui County Windward Waters-
126 PM HST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST MONDAY...

* Winds and Seas...East winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35
  kt. Seas 7 to 12 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that winds speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or greater are expected to produce conditions
hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially
those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

&&

$$



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