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Oahu residents can expect calmer skies and seas this week after a wet, windy weekend. North Shore surf should return to below advisory levels today, followed by high surf on eastern shores. Here, a woman walks along a North Shore beach showing warning signs and stormy surf.
Storm, high surf to depart today
Calm weather should prevail this week, with intermittent rain
After a weekend of wet, windy weather and big surf on the North Shore, Oahu residents can look forward to calmer skies and seas this week.
National Weather Service forecasters said a shear line that produced high winds and heavy showers starting Friday night has mostly dissipated, though the Big Island will likely experience its effects through this morning.
Police said wet weather likely played a factor in the death of an 18-year-old pedestrian struck by a city bus Saturday night while trying to cross Pauoa Road. Shun Ying Wu of Honolulu is the island's 61st traffic fatality so far this year, compared with 52 at the same in 2004.
The accident happened about 8:09 p.m. when the city bus, driven by a 48-year-old man, was turning from Pacific Heights Road to Pauoa Road.
Wu was in a marked crosswalk. She was taken to the Queen's Medical Center, where she died.
The rains and high winds also caused the cancellation of Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki, public relations spokeswoman Mona Wood announced in an e-mail.
The movie scheduled yesterday, a tribute to late local film director Kayo Hatta, might be rescheduled, Wood said.
Intermittent showers unrelated to the weekend system will pass over Oahu through the week, but winds will remain at 10 to 15 mph.
On the North Shore, surf is expected to return to below advisory levels today. A high-surf warning was canceled yesterday, while a high-surf advisory for east- and north-facing shores was expected to remain in effect until noon today.
A swell, produced by a storm off Alaska, came in Saturday and peaked yesterday morning, bringing wave faces of up to 30 feet.
Despite the high surf, there were no rescues or assists on the North Shore yesterday. Lifeguards said that is because they were persuading inexperienced surfers to stay out of the water.