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FXHW60 PHFO 300232
AFDHFO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
400 PM HST SAT AUG 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
LIGHT TRADE WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT WITH JUST A FEW
SHOWERS EXPECTED FOR WINDWARD AND MAUKA AREAS AS WELL AS A FEW
AFTERNOON SHOWERS OVER SOME INTERIOR LOCATIONS. HURRICANE IGNACIO IS
CURRENTLY FORECAST TO PASS BY JUST NORTH OF THE STATE. A SOMEWHAT
WETTER AND BREEZY WEATHER PATTERN MAY ACCOMPANY ITS PASSAGE. LIGHT
WINDS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE SECOND HALF OF
NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED FAR TO THE NORTH-NORTHWEST OF THE STATE.
THIS PLACES THE ISLANDS IN A LIGHT TRADE WIND ENVIRONMENT. A FEW
PASSING SHOWERS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER WINDWARD AND MAUKA AREAS WITH
SOME AFTERNOON INTERIOR SHOWERS EXPECTED AS WELL THIS WEEKEND.

THE FORECAST FOR MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY HINGES ON THE TRACK AND
INTENSITY OF HURRICANE IGNACIO. AT 2 PM HST...THE CENTER OF
HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS 550 MILES TO THE EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HILO...AND
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 9 MPH. A TRACK CLOSER TO THE STATE
WOULD BRING A DETERIORATION OF OUR WEATHER WHILE A TRACK FURTHER
AWAY WOULD RESULT IN LESS OF A WEATHER THREAT. FOR MORE DETAILS ON
HURRICANE IGNACIO...PLEASE SEE THE LATEST DISCUSSION ISSUED BY THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER FOR SPECIFICS REGARDING HURRICANE
IGNACIO...ISSUED UNDER AWIPS HEADER TCDCP3 AND WMO HEADER WTPA43
PHFO. ALSO...FOR ANY AREA UNDER A WATCH OR WARNING...PLEASE REFER TO
THE HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ISSUED UNDER AWIPS HEADER HLSHFO AND WMO HEADER WTHW80 PHFO.

FOR THE SECOND HALF OF NEXT WEEK...THE STATE WILL BE LOCATED IN A
LIGHT WIND ENVIRONMENT. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL ALSO BE IN PLACE.
THUS WE WOULD EXPECT FOR SOME SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA ESPECIALLY
DURING AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS AND FAVORING INTERIOR LOCATIONS.

&&

.AVIATION...
GENTLE TRADE WINDS CONTINUE TO CARRY SCATTERED SHOWERS ONTO
WINDWARD SLOPES AND COASTS. MEANWHILE LOCALIZED AFTERNOON SEA
BREEZES ARE ALLOWING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER
ISLAND INTERIORS AND WINDWARD COASTS. WINDWARD SHOWERS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH THE NIGHT WHILE INLAND AND LEEWARD SHOWERS SHOULD DISSIPATE
AFTER SUNSET. EXPECT ISOLATED MVFR CIGS IN PASSING SHOWERS OTHERWISE
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ALL AREAS. NO AIRMETS ARE CURRENTLY IN
EFFECT AND NONE ANTICIPATED.

&&

.MARINE...
SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL GRADUALLY RISE OVER THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. LARGE SURF CAN BE EXPECTED BEGINNING FIRST ON THE
BIG ISLAND AND THEN SPREADING UP THE ISLAND CHAIN. ADVISORY/WARNING
LEVEL SURF CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG EXPOSED SHORELINES.

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY OVER
WATERS EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK DEPENDING ON THE
TRACK AND INTENSITY OF IGNACIO.

FOR MORE DETAILS REGARDING MARINE IMPACTS FROM HURRICANE
IGNACIO...PLEASE REFER TO THE HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED UNDER
AWIPS HEADER HLSHFO AND WMO HEADER WTHW80 PHFO AS WELL AS THE MARINE
WEATHER MESSAGE ISSUED UNDER AWIPS HEADER MWWHFO AND WMO HEADER
WHHW70 PHFO.

&&

.HFO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR BIG ISLAND.

HIGH SURF WARNING UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY FOR SOUTH BIG ISLAND-
BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY FOR WINDWARD HALEAKALA.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR BIG ISLAND WINDWARD WATERS-BIG ISLAND
SOUTHEAST WATERS.

TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR MAUI COUNTY WINDWARD WATERS-ALENUIHAHA
CHANNEL.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS/DISCUSSION/MARINE...BURKE
AVIATION...BEDAL





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