Offshore Forecast
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FZHW61 PHFO 141503
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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR HAWAIIAN WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 AM HST SUN FEB 14 2016

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS AVAILABLE THROUGH NOAA
WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED COASTAL FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS... A SURFACE RIDGE OVER THE NRN OFFSHORE 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.
$$
HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...GALE WATCH FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR
ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL AND WATERS SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 20 KT AROUND KAUAI AND OAHU. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT. NORTHWEST
SWELL 6 TO 8 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 6
TO 8 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 9 TO 15 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
$$
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS

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

.TODAY...FRONT FROM 26N159W TO 22N164W AT 2 PM HST. 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 FROM 25N158W TO 22N164W AT 2 AM HST. 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 NRN OFFSHORE 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.
$$


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