Coastal Waters Forecast
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FZHW51 PHFO 202005
CWFHI1

GENERALIZED STATEWIDE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1005 AM HST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAKENING SURFACE RIDGE WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA TODAY
AS A FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE FRONT WILL MOVE
SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AND
STALL NEAR THE BIG ISLAND SATURDAY NIGHT. STRONG TO GALE FORCE NORTHEAST
WINDS AND LARGE ROUGH SEAS ARE EXPECTED AS A STRONG HIGH MOVES
EAST BEHIND THE FRONT.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...GALE WATCH FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR
MAALAEA BAY...THE PAILOLO AND ALENUIHAHA CHANNELS AND WATERS SOUTH
OF THE BIG ISLAND...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING
FOR MAALAEA BAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON
FOR KAUAI CHANNEL...OAHU LEEWARD WATERS AND MAUI COUNTY LEEWARD
WATERS...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING FOR THE PAILOLO AND
ALENUIHAHA CHANNELS AND WATERS SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR WATERS AROUND
KAUAI...OAHU WINDWARD WATERS...KAIWI CHANNEL...MAUI COUNTY WINDWARD
WATERS AND BIG ISLAND WINDWARD WATERS...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO
6 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 9 FT. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT AROUND KAUAI... NORTHEAST
10 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL
8 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 9 TO 15 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 9 FT...LOWERING TO 7 FT SUNDAY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT AROUND KAUAI...EAST 20 TO
30 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 8 TO 14 FT. NORTH SWELL 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 14 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 8 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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