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Gale Warning, Small Craft Advisory in Effect for Big Island Waters

July 8, 2019, 6:53 AM HST
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3:18 AM HST, Monday, July 8, 2019: National Weather Service Honolulu HI

The National Weather Service in Honolulu put a Gale Warning into effect for the Alenuihaha Channel and waters south and has extended the Small Craft Advisory to 6 a.m. Tuesday for windward waters of the Big Island.

Winds and Seas: East winds 25 to 35 knots with gusts up to 45 knots; seas 9 to 14 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.


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.

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