Gale Warning Issued for Alenuihaha Channel
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.
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.
Waves and seas are expected at 8 to 12 feet.
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.