Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 170936
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 AM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS BEYOND 40 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO 240
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE PORTION OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA
MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT EAST OF FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT
OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PHZ105-171600-
1200 AM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE NEAR 24N WILL DRIFT N AND STALL NEAR THE
NRN-MOST POINT OF THE OFFSHORE WATERS BY WEDNESDAY. A FRONT WILL
MOVE SE AND INTO THE NW WATERS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND DOWN AND
THROUGH THE ISLANDS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. STRONG AND
GUSTY NE TRADES...SHOWERY WEATHER...AND HIGH SEAS WILL FOLLOW IN
BEHIND THE FRONT.


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PHZ180-171600-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
600 PM HST MON JAN 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N OF 24N...W TO SW WINDS 10 KT OR LESS.
FROM 24N TO 20N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 20N...E WINDS 15
TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST WATERS S OF BIG ISLAND.
.TUESDAY...N OF 25N...S TO SW WINDS TO 10 KT. FROM 25N TO
20N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 20N...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...N OF 24N...E TO SE WINDS 10 KT. FROM 24N TO
20N...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. S OF 20N...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT SEAS BUILDING TO 15 FT FAR NW WATERS.
.WEDNESDAY...N OF 24N...S WINDS TO 15 KT. FROM 24 N TO  20N
E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. REST OF AREA S OF 20N...E WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT...HIGHEST N OF KAUAI.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...N OF 24 N...VARIABLE WINDS TO 10 KT.
AREA FROM 24N TO 20N...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.THURSDAY...N OF 25N...SE WINDS TO 10 KT. FROM 24N TO 20N...
E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. S OF 20N...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO
13 FT.
.FRIDAY...N OF 23N...VARIABLE WINDS TO 10 KT.
BETWEEN 23N AND 20N...SE TO NE WINDS TO 10 KT. REST OF AREA
S OF 20N...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
FRONT WILL ENTER FAR NW WATERS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.
.SATURDAY...FRONT 25N155W TO 23N160W TO 21N164W AT 211800
UTC MOVING SE 20 KT. NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT AND SEAS 12 TO 16
FT N OF FRONT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT
SE OF FRONT...AND 10 TO 16 FT N OF FRONT.

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