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FZHW61 PHFO 052101
OFFN10

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR HAWAIIAN WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 PM HST FRI FEB 5 2016

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS AVAILABLE THROUGH NOAA
WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED COASTAL FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS... A SURFACE RIDGE OVER THE NRN OFFSHORE WATERS WILL REMAIN
NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH THE DAY. THE 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.
$$
HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

.REST OF TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT NEAR KAUAI AND OAHU...EAST
15 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 3 TO 8 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 5 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 5 FT. HAZE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 8 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 7 FT. HAZE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
$$
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS

.THIS AFTERNOON...S OF 19N...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. N OF 23N...S TO SW
WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT...EXCEPT VARIABLE
WINDS 10 KT OR LESS W OF 157W. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST E HALF.
.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.
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