Small Craft Advisory in Effect for Leeward, SE Hawai‘i Island Waters

October 13, 2017, 8:17 AM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued an urgent marine weather message
for Maui County waters at 3:36 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, for the Alenuihaha Channel and Big Island leeward and southeast waters. The advisory is also in effect for Maui County windward waters, Ma‘alaea Bay and Pailolo Channel.

Winds will be from the east at 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots Sunday through Monday.

Seas will be from 6 to 9 feet, building to 8 to 12 feet Sunday through Monday.

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


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