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East Shores of Maui and Molokai Under Surf Advisory 3/4/10

March 4, 2010, 8:18 AM HST
* Updated December 27, 8:48 PM
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March 4, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.

EVENTS:   The National Weather Service in Honolulu has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES of MAUI and MOLOKAI now in effect until 6:00 P.M. THURSDAY.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

EFFECTS:  Strong trade winds are producing advisory level short period surf along east facing shores of most islands.

Surf along east facing shores will be 6 to 8 feet through Thursday afternoon.

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Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.

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A high tide of approximately 2.1 feet is expected between 5:45 p.m. and 7:03 p.m. this evening.  The next high tide of approximately 1.6 feet is expected between 4:15 a.m. and 5:33 a.m. tomorrow morning.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:   BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE BREAK DUE TO THE HAZARDOUS WAVE ACTION AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

INFORMATION:   Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation.  Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates.

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NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.

Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. The same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.

(Information Courtesy:  County of Maui, Civil Defense)

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