Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 142126
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 PM HST SUN FEB 14 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.

PHZ105-150400-
1200 PM HST SUN FEB 14 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE OVER THE N WATERS WILL SHIFT E OF THE AREA TODAY AS
A FRONT ENTERS THE NW WATERS. THE FRONT WILL TRANSITION TO A SHEAR
LINE BY MONDAY AS A STRONG HIGH BUILDS NW OF THE AREA. THE NEW HIGH
WILL PRODUCE GALE FORCE TRADE WINDS FROM MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
WHILE ALSO PUSHING THE SHEAR LINE S OVER THE ISLANDS. A LARGE WNW
SWELL WILL BUILD TODAY AND PEAK TONIGHT.

$$

PHZ180-150400-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 PM HST SUN FEB 14 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...FRONT 26N159W 22N164W MOVING SE 10 KT AND
BECOMING SHEAR LINE. NW OF FRONT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. S OF
19N...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST S. N OF 19N E OF 160W...E
TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 19N W OF 160W...NE WINDS 10 TO 15
KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.TONIGHT...SHEAR LINE 25N158W 22N164W. NW OF SHEAR LINE...NE WINDS
25 TO 30 KT. SE OF SHEAR LINE...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...
STRONGEST S. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.MONDAY...SHEAR LINE MOVING SLOWLY S OVER THE N WATERS. NW OF
SHEAR LINE...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SE OF SHEAR LINE...NE WINDS
15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.THURSDAY...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT.

$$



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