Marine Weather Message
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WHHW70 PHFO 201328
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
328 AM HST MON FEB 20 2017

...STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS CONTINUE...

.STRONG TRADE WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS THROUGH TUESDAY...WITH GALES IN THE
WINDIEST AREAS AROUND MAUI COUNTY TODAY.

PHZ119>121-210230-
/O.CON.PHFO.GL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170221T0400Z/
MAALAEA BAY-PAILOLO CHANNEL-ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL-
328 AM HST MON FEB 20 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* WINDS AND SEAS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8
  TO 12 FT IN THE CHANNELS...AND UP TO 5 FT IN MAALAEA BAY.

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.

&&

$$

PHZ110>118-122>124-210230-
/O.EXT.PHFO.SC.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-170222T0400Z/
KAUAI NORTHWEST WATERS-KAUAI WINDWARD WATERS-KAUAI LEEWARD WATERS-
KAUAI CHANNEL-OAHU WINDWARD WATERS-OAHU LEEWARD WATERS-
KAIWI CHANNEL-MAUI COUNTY WINDWARD WATERS-
MAUI COUNTY LEEWARD WATERS-BIG ISLAND WINDWARD WATERS-
BIG ISLAND LEEWARD WATERS-BIG ISLAND SOUTHEAST WATERS-
328 AM HST MON FEB 20 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY...

* WINDS AND SEAS...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO
  12 FT.

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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