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Small craft advisory in effect

December 27, 2013 - 9:08am

A small craft advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island’s leeward and southeast waters until 6 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

The service forecast northeast winds of 25 knots, or about 29 mph. Rough seas of 6 feet to 12 feet are also expected.

A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots, or 29 to 38 mph, and/or seas are expected to be 10 feet or greater and expected to produce conditions hazardous to small craft, according to the service. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in such conditions.