Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 041005
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 AM HST WED MAY 4 2016

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.

PHZ105-041600-
1200 AM HST WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH PRESSURE N OF THE
REGION WILL BEGIN TO EASE AND SHIFT TO THE SOUTH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY AS A WEAKENING FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHES AND MOVES
OVER THE AREA. STRONG N AND NE WINDS WILL FILL IN ACROSS THE WATERS
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND AS THE FRONT CONTINUES E OVER THE CENTRAL
WATERS AND DISSIPATES. FRESH TRADE WINDS WILL RETURN BY THE END OF
THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS EAST IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

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PHZ180-041600-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 AM HST WED MAY 4 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...LOWEST SW WATERS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NW WATERS...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SE WATERS...E
TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...FRONT APPROACHING NW WATERS. W OF
160W...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT BECOMING SW THURSDAY NIGHT. E OF 160W...E
TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRIDAY...FRONT OVER NW WATERS NEAR KAUAI. NW OF FRONT...N WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. N OF 20N E OF FRONT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. S OF
20N...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST FAR NW WATERS.
.SATURDAY...FRONT DISSIPATING OVER CENTRAL WATERS NEAR MAUI. NW OF
FRONT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SE OF FRONT...E TO SE WINDS TO 5 TO 15
KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST NW WATERS.
.SUNDAY...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

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