Small Craft Advisory & Gale Watch Issued for Big Island Waters
3:33 AM HST, Sunday, July 7 2019: National Weather Service Honolulu HI
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST TUESDAY
GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
The advisory and watch are in effect for Alenuihaha Channel and Big Island leeward and SE waters.
Winds: NE winds 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots on Monday.
Seas: 9 to 13 feet.
A Small Craft Advisory means that wind 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.
A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to 47 knots has significantly increased but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans.