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High-surf advisory in effect till Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a high-surf advisory for north-facing shores of Maui and north- and west-facing shores of Molokai through 6 a.m. Friday.

An incoming large northwest swell is expected to boost surf and continue to build through Thursday, approaching warning levels. Surf along the north-facing shores of Molokai and Maui was predicted to reach 12 to 16 feet Wednesday afternoon and rise to 16 to 22 feet Wednesday evening and Thursday. Surf along the west-facing shores of Molokai, meanwhile, was expected to build to 8 to 12 feet Wednesday afternoon and reach 10 to 14 feet Wednesday evening and Thursday.

For updates, tune in to local radio and TV stations, or listen to NOAA Weather Radio, call (866) 944-5025 or visit weather.gov/hawaii.

Maui also got some rainfall on Wednesday. The Puu Kukui gauge in the West Maui Mountains recorded 3.06 inches over a 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the most on island, followed by the West Wailuaiki gauge in East Maui, which recorded 1.28 inches.