11/4/ 8a Surf Warning N shores, Surf Advisory E Shores Maui and Molokai

November 4, 2010, 8:27 AM HST · Updated November 4, 8:30 AM
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November 4, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.

EVENTS:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the HIGH SURF WARNING for NORTH FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI in effect until 4:00 p.m. today.  A HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI in effect until 4:00 p.m. today.

A High Surf Warning means that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions and deadly rip currents.
EFFECTS:  Surf along north facing shores of Molokai and Maui will be 18 to 25 feet through this afternoon.

Surf along east facing shores of Molokai and Maui will be 6 to 10 feet through this afternoon.

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

A high tide of approximately 2.0 feet is expected between 12:33 p.m. and 1:51 p.m. this afternoon.

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.

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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