Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
935 AM HST MON SEP 26 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
A band of showery low clouds will move west across the islands
today. A surface high far north of the area will move north through
mid-week, then back south through next weekend. A ridge aloft will
remain over the islands through the week, with a low aloft forming
east of the area next weekend.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Satellite loops through 900 AM show an area of showery low clouds
moving over the islands from the Big Island to Oahu. Radars show
showers in this cloud area affecting windward areas from the Big
Island to Oahu with showers spreading leeward over Oahu. The showers
area will weaken a bit this afternoon as it clears the Big Island
and spreads over Kauai.

After the cloud area moves west of the islands tonight, a fairly
typical trade wind weather pattern is expected through the week.
Moderate to breezy trade winds will push showers over windward
area...especially during the nights and mornings. Leeward areas of
the smaller islands will be relatively dry while there will be
afternoon clouds and showers over the leeward side of the Big
Island.

&&

.AVIATION...
An area of showery low clouds is producing some MVFR conditions over
windward areas from the Big Island to Oahu. The low clouds and VSBY
will be extensive enough to require AIRMET SIERRA at times.

Breezy trade winds will persist through at least the next couple of
days. Expect AIRMET TANGO to remain up for low level turbulence
to the lee of the mountains.

&&

.MARINE...
A Small Craft Advisory (SCA) is in effect for the windy areas around
the Big Island and Maui through Wednesday. The SCA may need to be
extended through the week.

Surf will remain well below the advisory levels on all shores for
the next several days.

&&

.HFO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM HST Wednesday for Maalaea Bay, the
Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels and waters south of the Big Island.

&&

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Donaldson



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