High Seas Forecast
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FZPS40 PHFO 242310
HSFSP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2330 UTC WED DEC 24 2014

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

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.

THIS HIGH SEAS FORECAST USES 1-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS WHICH MAY BE
HIGHER THAN 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS.

SECURITE

SOUTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 120W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC DEC 24 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 25 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 26 2014.

.WARNINGS.

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...
.TROPICAL CYCLONE 03F 14.9S 158.3W 1000 MB MOVING SSE 05 KT. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT GUSTS 45 KT. WINDS 34 KT OR GREATER AND SEAS
12 FT OR HIGHER WITHIN 180 NM NE SEMICIRCLE AND WITHIN 120
NM SW SEMICIRCLE. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE WITHIN 330 NM S
SEMICIRCLE...AND ELSEWHERE WITHIN 270 NM N SEMICIRCLE. SCATTERED TO
LOCALLY ISOLATED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 90 NM OF LINE FROM
10S159W TO 14S154W TO 16S155W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS ELSEWHERE
WITHIN 135 NM OF CENTER.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL CYCLONE 03F 17.6S 158.2W 1002 MB. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT GUSTS 40 KT. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT FROM 13S TO 22S
BETWEEN 153W AND 160W. SEAS 12 FT OR HIGHER WITHIN 240 NM OF CENTER.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL CYCLONE 03F 21.2S 157.0W 1005 MB. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 25 KT GUSTS 35 KT. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT S OF 19S BETWEEN
152W AND 161W. SEAS 12 FT OR HIGHER WITHIN 240 NM SE QUADRANT...AND
ELSEWHERE WITHIN 120 NM OF CENTER.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.LOW 13S175W 1002 MB MOVING ENE SLOWLY. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 10S170W
TO 09S166W TO 10S163W...AND FROM LOW TO 13S177E TO SECOND LOW
13S169E 1006 MB. TROUGH AND SECOND LOW NEARLY STATIONARY. E TO SE
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 13S TO 18S BETWEEN 173W AND 177W. SCATTERED
TO LOCALLY ISOLATED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS FROM 11S TO 14S BETWEEN
172W AND 176W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS FROM 04S TO 10S BETWEEN 161W
AND 179W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 11S174W 1001 MB. TROUGH FROM 13S163W TO
11S168W TO LOW TO 12S170E. SECOND LOW DISSIPATED. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT
FROM 09S TO 16S BETWEEN 172W AND 177W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING T.C....12S173W 1001 MB.
TROUGH FROM 14S167W TO LOW TO 08S173E. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 09S
TO 15S BETWEEN 170W AND 174W.

.TROUGH FROM 25S139W TO 20S143W TO 16S153W NEARLY STATIONARY.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 150 NM N AND NE...AND 60 NM S AND
SW...OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 25S140W TO 21S145W TO 21S151W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED OVER FORECAST WATERS.

.48 HOUR FORECAST E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 17S BETWEEN 170W
AND 179W.

.RIDGE FROM 25S122W TO 15S135W TO 07S150W TO 03S165W TO 03S169E
NEARLY STATIONARY.

.WINDS 20 KT OR LESS OVER REST OF FORECAST AREA.

.THE FOLLOWING SEAS ARE THOSE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH T.C. 03F.

.SEAS 8 TO 12 FT FROM 07S TO 21S BETWEEN 150W AND 170W. SEAS 8 TO 10
FT N OF LINE FROM 01S128W TO 09S133W TO 09S149W TO 03S154W...AND S
OF 21S BETWEEN 137W AND 141W. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT FROM 15S TO 23S BETWEEN
170W AND 175W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 12 FT FROM 11S TO 23S BETWEEN 150W AND
161W. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT N OF 09S BETWEEN 134W AND 152W...FROM 10S TO
15S BETWEEN 170W AND 176W...AND N OF 02S BETWEEN 175W AND 175E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 12 FT S OF 18S BETWEEN 148W AND 177W.
SEAS 8 TO 9 FT FROM 10S TO 17S BETWEEN 170W AND 175W.

.SEAS 8 FT OR LOWER OVER REST OF FORECAST AREA.

.ISOLATED TO LOCALLY SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS N OF 06S W
OF 179E.

$$

.FORECASTER KINEL. HONOLULU HI.




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