Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 021500
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 AM HST DON MAY 2 2016

HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS BEYOND 40 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO 240
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE PORTION OF THE
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.

PHZ105-022200-
600 AM HST DON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE ISLANDS WILL BRING MODERATE TO STRONG
TRADE WINDS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. THEN...AN APPROACHING
FRONT WILL BRING LIGHT WINDS TO WATERS N AND W OF OAHU AS EARLY AS
WEDNESDAY...LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY. THE FRONT ENTERS...WEAKENS...
DISSIPATES OVER THE WATERS NW OF KAUAI FRIDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW THE
GRADUAL RETURN OF THE TRADES WINDS AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND.

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PHZ180-022200-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
600 AM HST DON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...N OF 20N...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. REST OF AREA...E TO NE
WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...N OF 20N ...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT.
REST OF AREA...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...N OF 20N W OF 160W...S WINDS TO
15 KT. REST OF AREA N OF 20N...E WINDS 10 TO 25 KT. REMAINDER OF
AREA...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEAKENING FRONT ENTERS FAR NW WATERS. N OF 20N
W OF 158W...VARIABLE WINDS TO 10 KT. REST OF AREA N OF 20N...E TO SE
WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. REMAINDER OF AREA...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5
TO 8 FT.
.FRIDAY... FRONT WEAKENS AND DISSIPATES OVER WATERS NW THROUGH N
OF KAUAI. AREA N OF 20N W OF 158W...NNE WINDS 10 TO 25 KT. REST OF
AREA N OF 20N...SE WINDS TO 15 KT. REMAINDER OF AREA...E WINDS 10
TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...HIGHEST FAR NW WATERS.

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