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NWS issues warnings and advisories for fire, high winds and high surf

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
333 PM HST WED MAR 31 2010

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR MOST EAST FACING SHORES…

.OVERVIEW…STRONG TRADE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HIGH SURF ALONG MOST EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. ELEVATED ROUGH SURF ALONG WINDWARD SHORES WILL BE LIKELY.

KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST-OAHU NORTH SHORE-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-
MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-
333 PM HST WED MAR 31 2010

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED.

SURF HAS DROPPED BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS.

NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-OAHU KOOLAU-OLOMANA-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-
MAUI WINDWARD WEST-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-
333 PM HST WED MAR 31 2010

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY…

HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND WILL BE 6 TO 8 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT WAVES ALONG THE AFFECTED SHORES WILL BE HIGHER THAN NORMAL. BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE BREAK DUE TO HAZARDOUS WAVE ACTION AND THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS. FORECAST SURF HEIGHTS ARE ESTIMATES OF THE HEIGHT OF THE FACE…OR FRONT… OF WAVES.

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
333 PM HST WED MAR 31 2010

…RED FLAG WARNING FOR LEEWARD SECTIONS OF ALL ISLANDS…

.STRONG AND GUSTY TRADE WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON THURSDAY…ESPECIALLY THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.

KAUAI LEEWARD-OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-OAHU NORTH SHORE- OLOMANA-CENTRAL OAHU-WAIANAE MOUNTAINS-MOLOKAI LEEWARD- MAUI LEEWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-KONA- SOUTH BIG ISLAND-KOHALA-
333 PM HST WED MAR 31 2010

…RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY…

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY.

RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AS STRONG AND GUSTY TRADE WINDS COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS AND DRY FOLIAGE WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR LEEWARD SIDES OF ALL THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE RAPID FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL. A RED FLAG WARNING DOES NOT PREDICT NEW FIRE STARTS.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
332 PM HST WED MAR 31 2010

…STRONG TRADE WINDS CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY…

.OVERVIEW…STRONG HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE STATE WILL BRING GUSTY TRADE WINDS TO THE ISLANDS THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. TRADE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH THURSDAY NIGHT.

NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-KAUAI MOUNTAINS- OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU- OLOMANA-CENTRAL OAHU-WAIANAE MOUNTAINS-MOLOKAI WINDWARD- MOLOKAI LEEWARD-LANAI MAKAI-LANAI MAUKA-KAHOOLAWE- MAUI WINDWARD WEST-MAUI LEEWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY- WINDWARD HALEAKALA-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-HALEAKALA SUMMIT-KONA- SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST-KOHALA- BIG ISLAND INTERIOR-BIG ISLAND SUMMITS-
332 PM HST WED MAR 31 2010

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY…

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY.

TRADE WINDS WILL BE SUSTAINED 20 TO 30 MPH…WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. ALSO…BE PREPARED FOR FALLING BRANCHES AND POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES.

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