Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 100923
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 AM HST WED FEB 10 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.

PHZ105-101600-
1200 AM HST WED FEB 10 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS....
A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE
OFFSHORE WATERS THROUGH THE REST OF TONIGHT. A WEAK FRONT WILL PASS
OVER FAR NRN WATERS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH A STRONGER SURFACE
HIGH BUILDING JUST N AND NE OF THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
AN ASSOCIATED SURFACE RIDGE WILL BE PUSHED BACK INTO NRN WATERS
FRIDAY. A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY.

$$

PHZ180-101600-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 AM HST WED FEB 10 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEAK FRONT MOVING ACROSS FAR N WATERS. N OF
21N...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 21N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15
KT. NW WATERS...SEAS BUILDING TO 14 TO 19 FT IN NW SWELL. SE
WATERS...SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEAK FRONT FAR NE WATERS. N OF
22N...VARIABLE WINDS 15 KT OR LESS. S OF 22N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO
20 KT...STRONGEST S OF 19N. SEAS 15 TO 19 FT IN NW SWELL N OF 20N.
SEAS 8 TO 15 FT S OF 20N.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...N OF 24N...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S
OF 24N...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S OF 20N. SEAS 10 TO
16 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.SATURDAY...FRONT APPROACHING NW WATERS. N OF 24N...SE TO S WINDS 10
TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...
BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT IN NW SWELL NW WATERS LATE.
.SUNDAY...FRONT OVER NW WATERS. NW OF FRONT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20
KT. SE OF FRONT N OF 19N...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...EXCEPT
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS W OF 158W. S OF 19N...E WINDS 15 TO 20
KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

$$


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