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Returning trade winds, big surf on the way

An approaching front is expected to dissipate just north of the state, with returning trades pushing in remnant showers Saturday.
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 3:58 AM HST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 4:30 PM HST
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Trade winds are expected to return and increase over the weekend as high pressure builds north of the state behind an approaching cold front. The front itself will stall and dissipate just north of Kauai, but the returning trades will push some of the remnant moisture over mainly windward and mauka areas Friday night and Saturday. Drier conditions should return Sunday.

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Another extra-large northwest swell is forecast to rise through the day Friday, with a high surf warning posted for north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, north-facing shores of Maui and west shores of Hawaii Island. Surf could peak at 40 feet for north shores Saturday West shores of the smaller islands will build to 20 to 30 feet, with waves of 8 to 12 feet for west shores of Hawaii Island. A small craft advisory is also up for all coastal waters due to the swell.

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