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Forecast: Enormous swell to bring dangerously large surf with waves of up to 55 feet

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Huge surf along north and west shores will bring danger to life and property today. The peak of the swell is expected this morning and the size is forecast to be the biggest this season and perhaps in several years.

The National Weather Service says north shores will be 45-55 feet and west shores 25-35 feet. Coastal flooding is likely and beachfront homeowners should take necessary precautions. Drivers should be extra cautious while traveling coastal roads.

A cold front moved across most of the island chain overnight bringing scattered showers and some brisk northwest winds. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny today with a high in Honolulu of 81 degrees.

High Surf Warning north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai; north shores of Maui and the Big Island.

Small Craft Advisory for all channel and coastal waters.

Gale Warning for waters 40-240 nautical miles offshore.

Wind Advisory for Big Island summits.

- Dan Cooke

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