Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
336 AM HST TUE SEP 1 2015

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES...

.OVERVIEW...LARGE SWELLS PRODUCED BY HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL
CONTINUE TO AFFECT EAST-FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND EAST
MAUI. THE REST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN WAS LARGELY SHADOWED FROM THIS
SWELL DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS...BUT SURF WILL INCREASE
RAPIDLY ON THESE ISLANDS AND THEN PEAK LATER TODAY. EVEN AS LARGE
SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO DECREASE ON WEDNESDAY...REINFORCING
EAST SWELL FROM DISTANT HURRICANE JIMENA WILL BUILD. RESULTING
SURF ALONG EAST-FACING SHORES WILL HOLD NEAR WARNING LEVELS
THROUGH AT LEAST THE WEEKEND.

HIZ002-008-009-012-013-017-019-020-024-025-020245-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150902T1600Z/
KAUAI WINDWARD-OAHU KOOLAU-OLOMANA-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-
MOLOKAI LEEWARD-MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-
WINDWARD HALEAKALA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
336 AM HST TUE SEP 1 2015

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY...

A HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY.

* SURF...ALONG EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI AND
  WESTERN MAUI...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 FEET TODAY.

* TIMING...BUILDING THIS MORNING AND THEN PEAKING LATER TODAY. THE
  LARGE SURF WILL BE REINFORCED ON WEDNESDAY BY SWELL FROM DISTANT
  HURRICANE JIMENA. ELEVATED SURF WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST
  THE WEEKEND.

* 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...

THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS MEAN THAT ONLY HIGHLY EXPERIENCED
PERSONS SHOULD ENTER THE WATER. INEXPERIENCED PERSONS SHOULD
REMAIN OFF BEACHES AND ADJACENT BEACHFRONT AREAS. LARGE BREAKING
SURF...SIGNIFICANT SHORE BREAK...AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS MAKE
ENTERING THE WATER VERY HAZARDOUS. ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER
COULD FACE SIGNIFICANT INJURY OR DEATH.

&&

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