Big Island North and East Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 3:31 PM HST Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM HST Thursday...

* surf... along east facing shores... 6 to 9 feet.

* Timing... through Thursday.

* Impacts... moderate... expect strong breaking waves... shore
break and strong 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.





Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:24 PM HST Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory now in effect until 6 PM HST Thursday...

* timing... through Thursday.

* Winds... northeast 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph.
Winds will be strongest over ridges and through passes of the
north and south kohala districts, and over the higher terrain of
Lanai and Kahoolawe.

* Impacts... winds this strong can cause tree limbs to break,
potentially leading to localized power outages. Driving may
become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or
gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected. Motorists should use
extra caution while driving. Participants in outdoor activities
should be alert for wind-borne debris.




High Surf Advisory
Issued: 3:31 PM HST Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM HST Thursday...

* surf... along east facing shores... 6 to 9 feet.

* Timing... through Thursday.

* Impacts... moderate... expect strong breaking waves... shore
break and strong 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.