Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 040328
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 PM HST WED FEB 3 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.

PHZ105-041000-
600 PM HST WED FEB 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE OVER THE NRN OFFSHORE WATERS WILL MOVE SLOWLY S
THROUGH THURSDAY AND THEN REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY. THE RIDGE WILL SHIFT SE LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY AS A COLD
FRONT ENTERS THE NW OFFSHORE WATERS. THE FRONT WILL MOVE RAPIDLY SE
THROUGH SUNDAY...AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A RELATIVELY SHORT DURATION
OF STRONG NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS. A SURFACE RIDGE WILL DEVELOP
OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS ON MONDAY.

$$

PHZ180-041000-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
600 PM HST WED FEB 3 2016

.TONIGHT...N OF 23N...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. S OF 23N...E TO
SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...DIMINISHING TO
6 TO 8 FT BY THURSDAY NIGHT.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...N OF 23N...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR
LESS. S OF 23N...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT...DIMINISHING TO 6 TO 8 FT THURSDAY NIGHT.
.FRIDAY...S OF 18N...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. N OF 23N...S TO SW WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...STRONGEST N. ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...FRONT APPROACHING NW WATERS. N OF 23N...SW TO W
WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. S OF 19N...E WINDS 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE
WINDS TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SATURDAY...FRONT OVER NW WATERS MOVING SE 25 KT. NW OF FRONT...NW
WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 FT. SE OF FRONT N OF
18N...VARIABLE WINDS TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. S OF 18N...E WINDS
10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUNDAY...WEAKENING FRONT OVER SE WATERS. N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 17 FT...HIGHEST N.
.MONDAY...N OF 23N...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 20N...NE TO E
WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S. ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.

$$


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