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Special Weather Statement: Coastal Flooding Possible Through Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for possible coastal flooding for Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoolawe, effective through Friday, Nov. 29.

NWS forecasters say coastal flooding is possible for the next couple of days along all shores of the Hawaiian Islands due to unusually high water levels.

The greatest potential for coastal flooding impacts will be during the peak high tides from Thursday and Friday, which will occur before sunrise during the early morning hours; high tides are expected to peak around 4 a.m. on Nov. 28, and 4:40 a.m. on Nov. 29.

Visit tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov [1] for more specific information about forecast tides and water levels in your area.

Impacts of the high tides may include flooding of beaches that are normally dry, salt water inundation of typically vulnerable low-lying roads, docks boat ramps, and other coastal infrastructure. The potential for coastal flooding will diminish late in the week as the peak daily tides diminish.

King Tide at Olowalu (5.26.17) PC: Asa Ellison