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Gale Warning Issued for Alenuihaha Channel

October 5, 2017, 11:08 AM HST
* Updated October 5, 3:51 PM
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UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: The Gale Warning has been extended until 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

Winds are expected to trend downward later tonight and drop below gale levels by Friday morning. The Gale Warning will then be replaced by a Small Craft Advisory for the Alenuihaha and Pailolo Channels and extended for all Hawaiian waters through Friday.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Gale Warning for Pailolo Channel and Alenuihaha Channel through 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Winds are expected from the east at 25 to 35 knots.

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Waves and seas are expected at 8 to 12 feet.

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A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring.

Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels.

It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

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