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South Swell Prompts High-Surf Advisory

May 15, 2013, 5:52 PM HST
* Updated May 15, 5:58 PM
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A strong south swell prompted the National Weather Service to issue a high-surf advisory this afternoon.

The advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Saturday.

Wave heights are anticipated to be in the 6- to 10-foot range.

Because of the possibility of a wrap-around effect, almost the entire Big Island is included in the advisory issued at  3:40 p.m.

The weather service said the advisory will likely be extended because of the possibility of bigger surges on Saturday.

A small-craft advisory also remains in effect for leeward and southeast sections of the Big Island through at least 6 p.m. Thursday.

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