UPDATE: Small Craft Advisory Cancelled
The Small Craft Advisory issued through 6 a.m. today has been cancelled.
UPDATE: Sept. 18, 2017
The Small Craft Advisory originally issued through 6 p.m. today for waters around the Big Island has and Maui County been extended to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
ORIGINAL POST: Sept. 15, 2017
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a marine warning at 3:40 p.m. HST on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.
A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for Saturday morning at 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, for the typically windy waters around the Big Island and Maui County.
High pressure will build in north of the state this weekend resulting in strengthening trade winds.
The warning includes but is not restricted to Big Island leeward and southeast waters, Pailolo channel, Alenuihaha channel and Mā‘alaea Bay on Maui.
Wind from the east will increase to 20 to 25 knots (17 to 23 mph).
A Small Craft Advisory means that winds speeds of 25 to 33 knots and/or seas 10 feet or greater are expected to produce conditions hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.