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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
840 PM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD OVERNIGHT...REMAIN
LARGE ON MONDAY...AND THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH TUESDAY.

HIZ001>003-006>009-012-013-017-019-020-023-026-221945-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0013.000000T0000Z-141223T1600Z/
NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST-
OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-OLOMANA-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-
MOLOKAI LEEWARD-MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-
WINDWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-KOHALA-
840 PM HST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

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

* SURF...ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI
  AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU...MOLOKAI AND MAUI...PEAKING AT
  25 TO 30 FEET. ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI...
  PEAKING AT 15 TO 20 FEET. ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG
  ISLAND...PEAKING AT HEIGHTS OF 8 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...PEAKING TONIGHT AND MONDAY...AND THEN GRADUALLY
  DIMINISHING THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH...EXPECT OCEAN WATER OCCASIONALLY SWEEPING ACROSS
  PORTIONS OF BEACHES...ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE...WHICH WILL
  OCCUR EARLY MONDAY MORNING. ALSO EXPECT VERY STRONG BREAKING
  WAVES AND STRONG CURRENTS. BREAKING WAVES MAY OCCASIONALLY
  IMPACT HARBORS EXPOSED TO THE SWELL...MAKING NAVIGATING THE
  HARBOR CHANNEL DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORELINE ALONG THE
AFFECTED COASTS. INEXPERIENCED PERSONS SHOULD REMAIN OFF BEACHES
AND ADJACENT BEACHFRONT AREAS. LARGE BREAKING SURF...SIGNIFICANT
SHOREBREAK...AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS MAKE ENTERING THE WATER VERY
HAZARDOUS. ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER COULD FACE SIGNIFICANT INJURY
OR DEATH.

&&

$$

BIRCHARD




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