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A rising north swell may produce hazardous conditions for Hilo Harbor

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
329 AM HST THU FEB 17 2011

MAUI COUNTY WINDWARD WATERS-BIG ISLAND WINDWARD WATERS-
329 AM HST THU FEB 17 2011

…RISING NORTH SWELL TODAY…

A BUILDING NORTH SWELL WITH A LONG PERIOD WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR NORTH FACING HARBORS SUCH AS KAHULUI MAUI AND HILO BIG ISLAND. EXPECT THE NORTH SWELL TO CAUSE WAVES BREAKING AT HARBOR ENTRANCES AND MODERATE SURGES IN THE HARBORS. THE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL START EASING OFF TONIGHT.

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