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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Maui Windward West (HIZ017) Hawaii Issued by the National Weather Service

High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory – Maui Windward West (Hawaii)


Updated: Fri 15-Feb-19 03:20am HST
Effective: Fri 15-Feb-19 03:20am HST
Expires: Fri 15-Feb-19 06:00pm HST
Severity: Minor
Urgency: Expected
Certainty: Likely
Status: Actual
Type: Alert
Category: Met

Areas affected: Big Island North and East; Kauai Windward; Maui Windward West; Molokai Windward; Oahu Koolau; Olomana; Windward Haleakala
 

Instructions: Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders utilizing harbor channels to access surfing areas.

Message Summary:

…high surf advisory in effect until 6 pm hst this evening…
…high surf warning is cancelled…
The national weather service in honolulu has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect until 6 pm hst this evening. The high surf warning has been cancelled.
* surf…10 to 14 feet along east facing shores of kauai, oahu, molokai, maui and big island.
* timing…through this afternoon.
* impacts…moderate…expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone HIZ017

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for zone HIZ018.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for zone HIZ019.

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Windward Haleakala (HIZ020) Hawaii Issued by the National Weather Service

High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory – Windward Haleakala (Hawaii)


Updated: Fri 15-Feb-19 03:20am HST
Effective: Fri 15-Feb-19 03:20am HST
Expires: Fri 15-Feb-19 06:00pm HST
Severity: Minor
Urgency: Expected
Certainty: Likely
Status: Actual
Type: Alert
Category: Met

Areas affected: Big Island North and East; Kauai Windward; Maui Windward West; Molokai Windward; Oahu Koolau; Olomana; Windward Haleakala
 

Instructions: Beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should expect recreational surfers and body boarders utilizing harbor channels to access surfing areas.

Message Summary:

…high surf advisory in effect until 6 pm hst this evening…
…high surf warning is cancelled…
The national weather service in honolulu has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect until 6 pm hst this evening. The high surf warning has been cancelled.
* surf…10 to 14 feet along east facing shores of kauai, oahu, molokai, maui and big island.
* timing…through this afternoon.
* impacts…moderate…expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone HIZ020

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for zone HIZ021.

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Haleakala Summit (HIZ022) Hawaii Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Weather Advisory Winter Weather Advisory – Haleakala Summit (Hawaii)


Updated: Fri 15-Feb-19 10:05am HST
Effective: Fri 15-Feb-19 10:05am HST
Expires: Fri 15-Feb-19 06:00pm HST
Severity: Minor
Urgency: Expected
Certainty: Likely
Status: Actual
Type: Alert
Category: Met

Areas affected: Big Island Summit; Haleakala Summit
 

Message Summary:

…winter weather advisory in effect through the afternoon…
.a cold upper low over the eastern half of the state will continue to bring wintery weather conditions over haleakala on maui, and the big island summits through this afternoon.
…winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 pm hst this evening…
* what…occasional snow showers will continue to impact the highest elevations of haleakala, mauna kea, and mauna loa through the remainder of the day. Snow covered and icy roadways leading to the summits will make travel to the summits extremely dangerous. Due to the life-threatening conditions, the national park service has closed the road leading to the summit of haleakala. The road to the summit of mauna kea remains closed to the public at this time as well. Travel to the summits should be avoided until the roadways have been cleared from snow and ice and deemed safe for travel.
* where…haleakala summit and big island summits.
* when…until 6 pm this evening.
* additional details…be prepared for near zero visibilities at times, along with icy and snow covered roads. This is a potentially life threatening situation for anyone traveling to the summits and should be avoided until conditions improve. Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use extreme caution while driving.

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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone HIZ022