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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
344 AM HST THU FEB 11 2016

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

.A VERY LARGE NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH TODAY...
THEN DECLINE FURTHER TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. DANGEROUSLY LARGE AND
POWERFUL SURF WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES
TODAY.

HIZ001>003-006>008-012-013-017-019-020-023-026-120245-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.W.0009.000000T0000Z-160212T0400Z/
NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST-
OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-
MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-
KOHALA-
344 AM HST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS
EVENING...

* SURF...ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI
  AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU MOLOKAI AND MAUI...25 TO 35 FEET
  THIS MORNING...DECREASING TO 20 TO 30 FEET DURING THE AFTERNOON.
  ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI...17 TO 25 FEET
  THIS MORNING...DECREASING TO 14 TO 20 FEET DURING THE AFTERNOON.
  ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...8 TO 12 FEET
  THROUGH TODAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...VERY HIGH...EXPECT OCEAN WATER SURGING AND SWEEPING
  ACROSS BEACHES...COASTAL BENCHES...AND LAVA FLOWS CREATING THE
  POTENTIAL FOR IMPACTS TO COASTAL PROPERTIES AND
  INFRASTRUCTURE...INCLUDING ROADWAYS. POWERFUL LONGSHORE AND RIP
  CURRENTS WILL BE PRESENT AT MOST BEACHES. LARGE BREAKING WAVES
  AND STRONG CURRENTS MAY IMPACT HARBOR ENTRANCES AND CHANNELS
  CAUSING CHALLENGING BOAT HANDLING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LARGE BREAKING SURF...SIGNIFICANT SHOREBREAK...AND DANGEROUS
CURRENTS MAKE ENTERING THE WATER VERY HAZARDOUS. ANYONE ENTERING
THE WATER COULD FACE SIGNIFICANT INJURY OR DEATH.

&&

$$

HIZ025-120245-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-160212T0400Z/
BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
344 AM HST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS
EVENING...

* SURF...ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...12 TO 16
  FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE
  BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BEACHGOERS...SWIMMERS...AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN
BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. KNOW YOUR
LIMITS...WHEN IN DOUBT...DO NOT GO OUT.

&&

$$

JACOBSON


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