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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR HAWAIIAN WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 PM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS AVAILABLE THROUGH NOAA
WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED COASTAL FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS... A SURFACE RIDGE NEAR 25N WILL DRIFT N AND STALL NEAR 27N
BY WEDNESDAY. THE RIDGE WILL BE WEAKENED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BY AN
APPROACHING FRONT. THE FRONT WILL MOVE INTO FAR NORTHERN WATERS LATE
FRIDAY THEN ACROSS THE ISLANDS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...BRINGING
STRONG NE WINDS AND HIGH SEAS.
$$
HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-


.TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT TO 30 KT
IN THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL AND NEAR SOUTH POINT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 8
FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 13 FT
WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6
FT. DECREASING NORTHWEST SWELL 6 TO 10 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 KT AROUND
KAUAI...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6
FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 9 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
$$
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS

.TONIGHT...N OF 25N...E TO SE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. FROM 25N TO
20N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 20N...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT...EXCEPT SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FT FAR NW WATERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...N OF 23N...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15
KT. S OF 23N...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST S OF 19N. SEAS 8 TO
15 FT...HIGHEST NW HALF.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...N OF 24N...E TO SE WINDS 10 KT OR
LESS. FROM 24N TO 20N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 20N...E WINDS 15
TO 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
$$



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