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

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN NORTH OF KAUAI TODAY.
THIS RIDGE WILL DISSIPATE THURSDAY NIGHT AS A FRONT APPROACHES
THE ISLANDS FROM THE NW. THE FRONT WILL MOVE DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT USHERING IN STRONG AND GUSTY AND SHOWERY
NE TRADES AND ROUGH AND CHOPPY SEAS.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON FOR ALENUIHAHA
CHANNEL AND WATERS SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 KT AROUND KAUAI AND 15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 8 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 7 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 7 FT...BUILDING TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT AROUND KAUAI...EAST 20 TO
30 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 12 FT...
BUILDING TO 14 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT AROUND KAUAI...EAST
15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL
12 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT AROUND
KAUAI...EAST 15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 10 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 8 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 7 TO 16 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. POSSIBLE GALE
WARNING WITH SOME OF THE CHANNELS.

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