11/1 8a Surf Warning N Shores Maui and Molokai

November 1, 2010, 9:07 AM HST · Updated November 1, 9:07 AM
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November 1, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.

EVENTS:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has CONTINUED a HIGH SURF WARNING for the NORTH FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI in effect from this afternoon to 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

EFFECTS: A powerful low passing well north of the islands has generated a large North-Northwest swell that will begin arriving in Hawaiian waters this afternoon. The swell will build rapidly during the evening. The surf will build to 8 to 12 late this afternoon. Surf will rise rapidly tonight and peak on Tuesday with peak heights between 25-35 Feet. Larger waves can be expected on outer reefs. Although this swell is expected to diminish slightly during the day Wednesday night, another large swell is expected to arrive Wednesday night maintaining high surf through Thursday.

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

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PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:  A HIGH SURF WARNING INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES WILL POUND THE SHORELINE. THIS WILL RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AND DEADLY 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.

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.

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