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Small Craft Advisory for Rough Winds and Seas

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File Photo of Maalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.

File Photo of Maalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory until 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, for Māʻalaea Bay on Maui, the Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi Island leeward and southeast waters, and the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel between Hawaiʻi and Maui.

Forecasters from the NWS say winds will be blowing from the east at 25 knots; and seas will be 8 to 11-feet. Seas will be slightly higher in the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel channel where rough seas are expected to be in the 9 to 11-foot range.

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The conditions are expected to be especially hazardous to small craft.

The NWS advises those operating smaller vessels and inexperienced mariners to avoid navigating in the forecast conditions.

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