Coastal Waters Forecast
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FZHW51 PHFO 090140
CWFHI1

GENERALIZED STATEWIDE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
340 PM HST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE CURRENTLY ALONG 23N WILL STALL NEAR KAUAI BY
TUESDAY...CAUSING WINDS TO DECREASE AND SHIFT MORE EASTERLY.
TRADE WINDS WILL REBUILD LATE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS THE RIDGE
LIFTS BACK TO THE NORTH AND STRENGTHENS. TRADE WINDS WILL BEGIN A
GRADUAL DECLINE LATE FRIDAY AS THE RIDGE IS PUSHED SOUTHWARD
AGAIN. A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...EXCEPT 15 TO 20 KT BIG
ISLAND WATERS. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 9 TO 10 FT.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 7 TO 9 FT...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 FT LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 15 TO 18 FT.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 13 TO 15 FT...DECREASING TO 8 TO 10 FT FRIDAY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING
VARIABLE KAUAI WATERS. WIND WAVES 3 TO 7 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 4 TO
5 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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