Gale Warning for Big Island Waters

February 19, 2020, 4:15 PM HST (Updated February 19, 2020, 4:01 PM)
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3:30 PM HST Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020: National Weather Service Honolulu

GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY

What: East gales up to 35 knots elsewhere.

Affected Areas: Alenuihaha Channel and waters south of the Big Island.

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Impacts: Strong winds will cause hazardous seas that could capsize or damage vessels.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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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