High Seas Forecast
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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2300 UTC MON DEC 22 2014

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

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.

THIS HIGH SEAS FORECAST USES 1-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS WHICH MAY BE
HIGHER THAN 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS.

SECURITE

NORTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 30N BETWEEN 140W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC DEC 22 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 23 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 24 2014.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FRONT FROM 30N150W TO 22N158W TO 14N175W. FRONT MOVING E SLOWLY N
OF 22N...OTHERWISE NEARLY STATIONARY. N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF
FRONT BETWEEN FRONT AND 27N. ISOLATED TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM E OF FRONT
N OF 22N.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N148W TO 25N153W TO 18N158W. N TO NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF FRONT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N152W TO 25N157W TO 17N158W. N TO NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF A LINE FROM 15N154W TO 15N152W TO 22N157W TO
18N163W.

.FRONT W OF FORECAST AREA MOVING E 25 KT. S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT
N OF 27N W OF 170E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N168E TO 25N160E. SW WINDS 20 TO 25
KT WITHIN 120 NM E OF FRONT N OF 29N.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N177E TO 26N167E TO 25N160E. WINDS
DIMINISHED TO 20 KT OR LESS.

.TROUGH FROM 18N154W TO 06N153W NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED TSTMS
WITHIN 180 NM E OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 18N155W TO 07N157W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 20N153W TO 06N156W. WINDS DESCRIBED
WITH FIRST FRONT ABOVE.

.TROUGH FROM 00N170E TO 02N160E NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED MODERATE
TSTMS WITHIN 150 NM OF TROUGH...AND FROM 03N TO 08N W OF 172E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 00N170E TO 01N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED.

.RIDGE FROM 29N140W TO 22N152W NEARLY STATIONARY AND ERODING FROM
THE W.

.RIDGE FROM 30N174E TO 25N160E MOVING E 25 KT.

.NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE FROM 05N TO 25N W OF 163W. N TO
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT N OF 28N BETWEEN 160W AND 179E. NE TO E WINDS
20 TO 25 KT FROM 06N TO 26N E OF 152W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE WITHIN AREA
BOUNDED BY 30N158W TO 18N158W TO 08N163W TO 01N178W TO 05N160E TO
17N160E TO 30N163W TO 30N158W. NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 08N TO
20N E OF 150W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE WITHIN AREA BOUNDED BY
30N163W TO 18N163W TO 07N165W TO 02N179W TO 04N160E TO 16N160E TO
23N172W TO 30N163W.

.OTHERWISE WINDS 20 KT OR LESS REMAINDER OF AREA.

.SEAS 12 TO 16 FT WITHIN AREA BOUNDED BY 30N142W TO 10N148W TO
05N177W TO 07N160E TO 18N160E TO 23N171W TO 30N171W TO 30N142W. SEAS
8 FT OR LESS S OF A LINE FROM 00N179E TO 05N168E TO 04N160E.
OTHERWISE SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 12 TO 16 FT WITHIN AREA BOUNDED BY 30N148W TO
06N170W TO 02N176E TO 08N160E TO 14N160E TO 21N170W TO 30N160W TO
30N148W. SEAS 8 FT OR LESS S OF 02N W OF 173W...AND WITHIN AREA
BOUNDED BY 30N172W TO 24N172E TO 27N166E TO 30N170E TO 30N172W.
OTHERWISE SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 12 TO 16 FT WITHIN AREA BOUNDED BY 28N160W TO
25N148W TO 20N151W TO 19N167W TO 28N160W. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT FROM 05N
TO 15N BETWEEN 172E AND 173W. SEAS 8 FT OR LESS S OF A LINE FROM
00N154W TO 05N160W TO 00N170W...AND WITHIN AREA BOUNDED BY 30N166W
TO 24N175W TO 23N173E TO 30N178E TO 30N166W. OTHERWISE SEAS 8 TO 12
FT.

.ITCZ FROM 05N140W TO 05N149W...AND FROM 06N163W TO 01N178W.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 180 NM OF ITCZ W OF 163W.

$$

.FORECASTER BRAVENDER. HONOLULU HI.




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