Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 260945
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 AM HST FRI DEC 26 2014

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.

PHZ105-261600-
1200 AM HST FRI DEC 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE N OF THE AREA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE N TONIGHT. A TROUGH
JUST NE OF THE AREA ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW WILL GRADUALLY MOVE NE
AS WELL...ALLOWING HIGH PRESSURE TO BUILD IN FROM THE WNW. THIS HIGH
WILL WEAKEN AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS ON MONDAY. A
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NW ON TUESDAY.

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PHZ180-261600-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 AM HST FRI DEC 26 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...N OF 21N E OF 160W...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. N
OF 21N W OF 160W...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. S OF 21N...SW TO NW
WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...LIGHTEST S. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST FAR NW.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS FAR SE WATERS.
.FRIDAY...N OF 21N...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. S OF 21N...W TO NW
WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST FAR N.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...N OF 20N...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. S
OF 20N...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT N HALF...SEAS 6
TO 9 FT S HALF.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT...
HIGHEST FAR NE WATERS.
.SUNDAY...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MONDAY...N OF 22N...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT. S OF 22N...NE WINDS 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUESDAY...COLD FRONT FROM 26N157W TO 20N165W AT 2 PM HST MOVING SE
15 KT. W OF FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. E OF FRONT N OF 22N...
SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...STRONGEST N. E OF FRONT S OF 22N...NE
WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT BUILDING TO 12 FT NW
WATERS.

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