Big Island North and East Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 3:58 AM HST on November 29, 2015

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM HST this

* surf... along north facing shores... building to 20 to 24 feet
early today... lowering to 10 to 14 feet tonight. Along west
facing shores... building to 12 to 18 feet early today... lowering
to 8 to 11 feet tonight.

* Timing... through 6 PM HST this evening.

* Impacts... moderate. Expect strong breaking waves... shore
break... and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming
difficult and dangerous. A large high tide Sunday morning will
allow for above average coastal wave wash along north facing
shores... though at levels common during the fall and winter.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Large breaking surf... significant shorebreak... and dangerous
currents make entering the water very hazardous. Anyone entering
the water could face significant injury or death. Boaters should
be aware of an increased number of surfers and body boarders
utilizing The Harbor channel to access surfing areas.


Wind Advisory
Statement as of 5:12 AM HST on November 29, 2015

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM HST this evening...

* timing... through today.

* Winds... northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Strong
winds on The Big Island will focus over the Kohala Mountains
including Waimea and surrounding areas.

* Impacts... winds this strong can bring down tree branches and
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph...
or gusts of at least 50 mph... are expected. Motorists should use
extra caution.