Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 060336
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 PM HST FRI FEB 5 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.

PHZ105-061000-
600 PM HST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...A RIDGE WILL SHIFT SE
TONIGHT 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.

$$

PHZ180-061000-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
600 PM HST FRI FEB 5 2016

.TONIGHT...FRONT APPROACHING NW WATERS. S OF 19N...E WINDS 15 KT.
ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE WINDS 15 KT OR LESS. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST
SE HALF.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...FRONT OVER NW WATERS MOVING SE 25 KT.
NW OF FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS INCREASING TO 9 TO 12
FT. SE OF FRONT N OF 18N...VARIABLE WINDS 15 KT OR LESS. SEAS 7 TO 8
FT. S OF 18N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...WEAKENING FRONT OVER SE WATERS. N TO NE
WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST NE CLOCKWISE THROUGH SW OF BIG ISLAND.
SEAS 7 TO 12 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 7 TO 11 FT.
.TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...N OF 24N...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF
21N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST N.

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