High Seas Forecast
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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
0500 UTC TUE DEC 23 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 0000 UTC DEC 23 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC DEC 24 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC DEC 25 2014.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FRONT FROM 30N149W TO 20N158W TO 15N170W NEARLY STATIONARY. N TO NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF FRONT BETWEEN FRONT AND 28N. ISOLATED TSTMS
WITHIN 120 NM E OF FRONT N OF 20N.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N149W TO 26N153W TO 18N158W. N TO NE
WINDS 25 TO 30 KT N OF FRONT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N155W TO 26N159W TO 17N159W. N TO NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF A LINE FROM 17N148W TO 15N154W TO 22N160W TO
18N168W.

.FRONT NEAR 30N160E MOVING E 25 KT. S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF
28N W OF 172E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N171E TO 25N160E. SW WINDS 20 TO 25
KT WITHIN 240 NM E OF FRONT N OF 29N.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N179W TO 25N160E. WINDS DIMINISHED TO
20 KT OR LESS.

.TROUGH FROM 18N151W TO 09N163W NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED TSTMS
WITHIN 180 NM NW OF TROUGH...AND FROM 06N TO 18N BETWEEN 150W AND
154W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 19N154W TO 05N156W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 20N154W TO 12N155W TO 05N158W. WINDS
DESCRIBED WITH FIRST FRONT ABOVE.

.TROUGH FROM 01N172E TO 02N160E NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED MODERATE
TO LOCALLY STRONG TSTMS S OF 09N W OF 170E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 00N168E TO 01N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED.

.RIDGE FROM 29N140W TO 22N151W NEARLY STATIONARY AND ERODING FROM
THE W.

.RIDGE FROM 30N178E TO 24N160E MOVING E 30 KT.

.NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE FROM 05N TO 22N W OF 163W. NE
TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 06N TO 18N E OF 148W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE WITHIN AREA
BOUNDED BY 30N158W TO 18N158W TO 09N164W TO 02N179E TO 07N160E TO
17N160E TO 30N163W TO 30N158W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE WITHIN AREA BOUNDED BY
23N168W TO 06N168W TO 02N168E TO 05N160E TO 14N160E TO 23N168W.

.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 06N140W TO 05N147W TO 06N154W...AND FROM 06N166W TO
03N179W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 150 NM OF ITCZ W OF 166W.

$$

.FORECASTER BRAVENDER. HONOLULU HI.




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