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Posted on: January 9, 2023

NWS is forecasting that an extra-large north-northwest swell will impact the state starting Tuesday


PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 9, 2023
 
Contact: Mahina Martin (808) 868-6014

National Weather Service forecast for extra-large surf prompts County of Maui to advise residents and businesses in exposed north and west facing shores to take any necessary precautionary measures

 
For Immediate Release
Monday, January 9, 2023
 
The National Weather Service is forecasting that an extra-large north-northwest swell will impact the state starting Tuesday night. The swell is expected to peak on Wednesday with possible surf of 40 to 50 feet with occasional larger sets along north-facing shores. Coast impacts are expected along north and west facing shores. The County of Maui’s Emergency Management Agency will be monitoring conditions. The public is advised to take precautionary measures and avoid hazardous areas impacted by ocean water surge caused by the swell. Updates will be available at www.mauicounty.gov/mema and on the County of Maui Facebook page. For latest forecast information by the National Weather Service go to www.weather.gov/hfo



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