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Small craft advisory extended for Big Island waters

June 20, 2014 - 7:41am

A small craft advisory has been extended for Big Island waters, according to National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu.

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

Forecasters are calling for northeast winds up to 25 knots and rough seas of 5 to 11 feet for the island’s leeward and southeast waters and the Alenuihaha Channel, according to the service.

A small craft advisory means that wind speeds up to 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.