Current Watches and Warnings
Hawaii, Maui Windward West
High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 3:44 PM HST on August 30, 2016
... High surf advisory now in effect until 6 PM HST Thursday...
* surf... building to 5 to 9 feet overnight then continuing through
* Impacts... moderate... expect strong breaking waves... shore
break... and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming
difficult and dangerous.
Beachgoers... swimmers... and surfers should heed all advice given
by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.
Tropical Storm Watch
Statement as of 5:37 PM HST on August 30, 2016
Expires 7:45 AM EDT on August 31, 2016
... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...
... Precautionary/preparedness actions...
Loose objects such as lawn furniture... garbage cans... and other
items should be secured or stored indoors.
... Probability of tropical storm/hurricane conditions...
the chance for tropical storm conditions at Hana is 20 percent... at
Kahului is 19 percent... at Lanai City is 21 percent... and at
Kaunakakai is 14 percent. The onset of tropical storm conditions
could occur as early as late Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday
although the latest forecast is for sustained winds to remain
below tropical storm force of 39 mph... 34 knots... only a small
change in the track of Madeline could result in higher winds.
... Storm surge and storm tide...
large and damaging surf is expected along east facing shores of
east Maui. Surf will build this afternoon... and peak at 12 to
18 feet tonight through Wednesday night. This may cause
significant wave runup or damage to coastal properties and
infrastructure... including roadways. Powerful longshore and rip
currents will be present at most beaches. Large breaking waves
and strong currents may impact Harbor entrances and channels
causing challenging boat handling. Although surf heights will be
lower along east facing shores of west Maui and Molokai... surf
heights will reach advisory levels of 5 to 9 feet tonight through
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