Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 050945
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 AM HST THU MAR 5 2015

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.

PHZ105-051600-
1200 AM HST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN A WEAK TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN
OFFSHORE WATERS AND HIGH PRESSURE FAR TO THE NORTHWEST OF HAWAII
WILL KEEP FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WINDS BLOWING FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
A PERSISTENT UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL KEEP ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
OVER THE SOUTHERN OFFSHORE WATERS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

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PHZ180-051600-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 AM HST THU MAR 5 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM KAUAI WESTWARD...AND
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KT NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. NORTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET...HIGHEST NORTH. RAIN AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OFFSHORE WATERS AROUND THE BIG ISLAND.
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST NW.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET...HIGHEST WEST. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF
17N FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST HALF...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. NORTHEAST HALF...
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND.
.MONDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FEET...
HIGHEST NORTH.

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