Coastal Waters Forecast
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GENERALIZED STATEWIDE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
948 AM HST WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
THE SURFACE RIDGE NORTH OF THE STATE WILL GIVE WAY AS A COLD
FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
REACH KAUAI LATE FRIDAY...THEN MOVE ACROSS THE SMALLER ISLANDS
THROUGH SATURDAY. AS THE FRONT STALLS AND WEAKENS NEAR THE BIG
ISLAND THIS WEEKEND...A NEW HIGH WILL DEVELOP NORTHWEST OF THE
STATE.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT NEAR KAUAI...
EAST TO SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 3 TO 4 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KT NEAR KAUAI...EAST TO
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KT NEAR THE BIG ISLAND...AND VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 2 TO 5 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 3 FT
AND SOUTH 3 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT NEAR KAUAI AND
OAHU...VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 3 FT...BUILDING TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOUTH
SWELL 3 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS 10 TO 20 KT NEAR THE BIG ISLAND. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 5 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7
FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AND SOUTH 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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