Coastal Waters Forecast
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GENERALIZED STATEWIDE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
344 PM HST WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
THE SURFACE RIDGE NORTH OF THE STATE WILL GIVE WAY AS A COLD
FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
REACH KAUAI LATE FRIDAY...THEN MOVE ACROSS THE SMALLER ISLANDS
THROUGH SATURDAY. AS THE FRONT STALLS AND WEAKENS NEAR THE BIG
ISLAND THIS WEEKEND...A NEW HIGH WILL DEVELOP NORTHWEST OF THE
STATE.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT NEAR KAUAI...
EAST TO SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 3 TO 4 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KT NEAR KAUAI...EAST TO
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KT NEAR THE BIG ISLAND...AND VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SWELL NORTHWEST 3 FT
AND SOUTH 3 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT NEAR KAUAI
AND OAHU...VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 3 TO
6 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 3 FT...BUILDING TO 5 FT. SOUTH SWELL 3 FT.
HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT KAUAI AND OAHU...
NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 20 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 4 TO 8 FT.
SWELL NORTHWEST 5 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT. HAZE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
4 TO 7 FT. SWELL NORTHWEST 5 FT AND SOUTH 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. SWELL NORTHWEST 4 TO 5 FT AND SOUTH 3 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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