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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR HAWAIIAN WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 PM HST MON DEC 22 2014

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS AVAILABLE THROUGH NOAA
WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED COASTAL FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS... A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT NEAR THE CENTRAL OFFSHORE
WATERS WILL STALL OUT LATER TODAY...TRANSITION TO A TROUGH OVER SE
WATERS...THEN DEVELOP A LOW OVER N WATERS. THIS FEATURE WILL BE A
FOCUS FOR ACTIVE AND POSSIBLY HAZARDOUS WEATHER THROUGH THE NEXT FEW
DAYS OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS WITH LOCALLY STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS
AS WELL AS THE THREAT FOR STRONG THUNDERSTORMS.
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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-


.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KT AROUND KAUAI...NORTHEAST 15 TO
25 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 5 TO 13 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 14 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT NEAR THE BIG ISLAND...
NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 6 TO 12 FT. NORTHWEST
SWELL 12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 7 TO 13 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 11 FT. FREQUENT HEAVY SHOWERS AND SCATTERED STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS.
$$
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS

.THIS AFTERNOON...FRONT FROM 25N154W TO 18N160W AT 200 PM HST. NW OF
FRONT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SE OF FRONT N OF 19N...VARIABLE
WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14
FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...FRONT FROM 24N154W TO 18N158W AT 200 AM HST. NW OF
FRONT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SE OF FRONT N OF 19N...VARIABLE
WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 10
TO 13 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...FRONT TRANSITIONS TO TROUGH OVER ERN WATERS. N TO NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT
FAR E AND SE. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
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