Warnings and Advisories take effect ahead of large swell

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With a large northwest swell making its way to the islands, a few warnings and advisories have been issued.

A High Surf Warning is in effect for north and west facing shores for Ni’ihau, Kaua’i, O’ahu and Moloka’i, and for north facing shores of Maui and Hawai’i island.  

A Small Craft Advisory has also gone in effect for the entire state due to the expectations of rough seas due to the strong winds following the cold front.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the summits of Hawai’i island due to strong winds, 30-50 mph.

Large waves and strong winds combined with the monthly peak of high tide, a few impacts are expected.  

These impacts include: rough seas, flooding, damaged property (including harbors), and beach erosion.

A cold front is creeping closer to the west end of the state, reaching Ni’ihau and Kaua’i by late this evening.

This is a weak cold front so not much moisture associated with it.

But we can expect to see a slight increase in clouds and showers for mainly the windward and mauka areas.

The cold front is expect is reach Hawai’i island by Sunday.

Following this cold front is a high pressure system that will tune down the winds for a couple days, but also give us drier conditions.

Another cold front is looking to bring another round of wet weather the ending of the new week, which looks to be increasing our winds as well. 

The Hawaiian moon phase for tomorrow is known as “Hua.”

This will be a good night to fish, and a good night to plant ‘uala (sweet potato), ipu (gourds), kalo and fruit plants.

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