Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 042107
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 PM HST THU FEB 4 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.

PHZ105-050400-
1200 PM HST THU FEB 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE OVER THE NRN OFFSHORE WATERS WILL MOVE SLOWLY S
THROUGH THE DAY 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 PERIOD
OF STRONG NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS. A SURFACE RIDGE WILL DEVELOP
OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS MONDAY.

$$

PHZ180-050400-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 PM HST THU FEB 4 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...N OF 23N...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. S OF 23N...E
WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...N OF 23N...SE TO S WINDS 10 KT. S OF 23N...E WINDS 10 TO 20
KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRIDAY...S OF 19N...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. N OF 23N...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO
15 KT...STRONGEST N. ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT...
HIGHEST E HALF.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...FRONT APPROACHING NW WATERS. S OF 19N...E WINDS 15 KT.
ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE WINDS 15 KT OR LESS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SATURDAY...FRONT OVER NW WATERS MOVING SE 25 KT. NW OF FRONT...NW WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 FT. SE OF FRONT N OF 18N...
VARIABLE WINDS 15 KT OR LESS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. S OF 18N...E WINDS 10 TO
15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUNDAY...WEAKENING FRONT OVER SE WATERS. N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 30 KT...
STRONGEST NE CLOCKWISE THROUGH SW OF BIG ISLAND. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT...LOWEST
SE AND AND S OF BIG ISLAND.
.MONDAY...N OF 20N...VARIABLE WINDS 15 KT OR LESS. S OF 20N...NE TO E
WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.

$$


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