Coastal Waters Forecast
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FZHW51 PHFO 171948
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GENERALIZED STATEWIDE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
948 AM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE WILL GRADUALLY STRENGTHEN NORTH OF THE STATE
THROUGH TONIGHT. THE RIDGE WILL WEAKEN ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS
A FRONT APPROACHES THE ISLANDS FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE FRONT WILL
MOVE DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT USHERING
IN STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LARGE ROUGH SEAS.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR BIG ISLAND AND MAUI COUNTY WATERS...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING...
INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 8 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST BIG
ISLAND WATERS. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL BUILDING TO
6 TO 10 FT TUESDAY NIGHT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 13 FT WEDNESDAY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6
FT. DECREASING NORTHWEST SWELL 6 TO 10 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 8 TO 15 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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