Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 071010
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 AM HST SUN FEB 7 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.

PHZ105-071600-
1200 AM HST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...FRESH TO STRONG NW TO N
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO FILL IN OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS AS A COLD
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE E WATERS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE NW OF THE AREA WILL BUILD SE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...WITH THE ASSOCIATED RIDGE MOVING OVER THE NRN OFFSHORE WATERS
ON MONDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE N OFFSHORE
WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY THEN STALL AND DISSIPATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY AS A WEAK HIGH PASSES JUST N OF THE
AREA. A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

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PHZ180-071600-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 AM HST SUN FEB 7 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...FRONT FROM 23N153W TO 18N160W MOVING SE 25 KT. NW
OF FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. E OF FRONT N OF 20N...W TO SW
WINDS 5 TO 15 KT BECOMING NW 20 TO 30 KT LATE. SE OF FRONT S OF
20N...E TO NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST N WATERS.
.SUNDAY...WEAKENING FRONT FROM 21N151W TO 16N159W. NW OF FRONT...NW
TO N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SE OF FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT OR LESS.
SEAS 7 TO 13 FT...HIGHEST NW.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...FRONT DISSIPATED. N OF 24N...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT.
SEAS 10 TO 12 FT. S OF 24N...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10
FT.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...N OF 24N...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST
N. S OF 23N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S.
ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...N OF 23N...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT. S OF 23N...NE TO E
WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 20 FT IN NW
SWELL NW OF OAHU. SEAS 7 TO 12 SE OF OAHU.
.THURSDAY...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 10 TO 18
FT IN NW SWELL.

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