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Small craft advisory in effect

April 18, 2014 - 7:54am

A small craft advisory remains in effect for Hawaii Island waters, according to National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu.

The advisory lasts until 6 p.m. Saturday for leeward and southeast waters as well as the Alenuihaha Channel, according to the service.

Forecasters are calling for east winds to 25 knots — or about 28 mph — and rough seas of 11 feet, according to the service.

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

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