High Waves from Two Storms at Once may be Coming to a Beach Near You

While Big Island residents watch to the east for Hurricane Ignacio, they could get slapped on their backsides by waves from former Typhoon Atsani.

National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory starting for Saturday and sunday.  Waves from Atsani are expected to peak tonight on the west shores of the island and continue on the east shores tomorrow, while surge from the Ignacio to the east are expected to arrive late tonight…build to advisory levels on Saturday, and approach “warning levels late Sunday.”Swells of 5-8 feet are expected on Saturday, building to 10- 14 feet on late Sunday. Whether the high surf continues further into next week is “highly dependent upon the strength and track of Ignacio.”

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