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Sunshine & Surf Forecasted for Veteran’s Day

November 10, 2014, 10:06 PM HST
* Updated November 10, 10:08 PM
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Sugar Beach, Kihei / Image: Asa Ellison

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

The National Weather Service has issued a HIGH SURF WARNING through 6:00 am Wednesday morning for surf increasing to 20+ feet overnight for the north shores of Molokai and Maui. The west side of Molokai is expected to be impacted by 12 + foot waves building overnight.

Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel difficult. Large breaking surf, significant shore break and dangerous currents will make entering the water very hazardous. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers in the water.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY is posted for the windward waters of Maui and Molokai and the Kaiwi channel through 6:00 am Wednesday. Seas of 6 to 12 feet are expected with the largest waves expected Tuesday afternoon.

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This swell we create hazardous conditions for smaller vessels. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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**Click here for Malika’s surf forecast.**

 

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**

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Today

Mostly sunny skies are expected for our Veteran’s Day. Just isolated showers are forecasted in the afternoon. High temperatures should fall in the range of 83° to 88° with a high around 68 – 71° at 5000 feet. Winds are expected to be variable up to 15 mph.

Sunrise: 6:34am

Sunset: 5:46pm

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Tonight we should be partly cloudy with isolated showers expected and variable winds up to 15 mph. Areas of haze are expected after midnight. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 70° to 75° with a low of about 49° at 5000 feet. The moon is 80.1% full tonight.

Moonrise: 10:18 p.m.

Moonset: 11:31 a.m.

Next New Moon: Nov 22, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.

Next Full Moon: Dec 6 at 2:27 a.m.

 

Looking Ahead

A front that’s expected to stall over Oahu this evening is expected to help draw moisture up from the south and over Maui County starting Thursday. These showers will be quite disorganized and scattered in nature. A second front is expected to approach and interact with the first one reinforcing it as it moves down the island chain. The moisture from the deep tropics that is lingering in our area may be enough to fuel substantial rainfall Friday and into the weekend. Will keep an eye on it. Cooler, drier conditions are expected early next week.

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 85°

Record 91° / Set in 1954 and tied in 1968

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 68°

Record 61° / Set in 1951 and tied in 1969

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected weather at 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected weather at 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected weather at 4pm - Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected weather at 4pm – Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected chance of cloud cover at 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected chance of cloud cover at 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected chance of cloud cover at 4pm - Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected chance of cloud cover at 4pm – Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected winds at 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected winds at 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected winds at 4pm - Image: NOAA / NWS

Expected winds at 4pm – Image: NOAA / NWS

NWS forecasted wave heights at 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

NWS forecasted wave heights at 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Surface map - Image: NOAA / NWS

Surface map – Image: NOAA / NWS

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