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High surf warning issued for east-facing shores

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Big surf greeted tourists at Sunset Beach on the North shore earlier this month.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Big surf greeted tourists at Sunset Beach on the North shore earlier this month.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a series of advisories for the state.

A high surf warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday for the east-facing shores of all islands. Waves from 10 to 15 feet are expected for the windward waters, forecasters said.

A high wind warning has been issued for the Kohala district of the Big Island and the Haleakala summit on Maui until 6 p.m. Sunday. Easterly winds from 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected. Winds will continue to increase with gusts approaching 80 mph later today and tonight and will dimish on Monday, forecasters said.

A wind advisory is in effect for all islands through 6 p.m. Sunday, with winds out of the east ranging from 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph.

A gale warning is in effect for the leeward and southeast waters of the Big Island through 6 p.m. East winds of 39 to 45 mph are expected, with roughseas reaching heights of 10 to 15 feet.

A small craft advisory is in effect for Hawaiian waters through 6 p.m. Monday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the summits on Hawaii island, with freezing rain and black ice expected above 12,000 feet until noon.

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