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GENERALIZED STATEWIDE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1004 AM HST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE STATE TODAY...THEN
WEAKEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS A FRONT APPROACHES THE ISLANDS FROM
THE NORTHWEST. THE FRONT WILL MOVE DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN SATURDAY
AND SATURDAY NIGHT USHERING IN STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS
AND LARGE ROUGH SEAS. A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL ARRIVE ACROSS
THE COASTAL WATERS LATER TODAY...THEN CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT AROUND KAUAI...EAST 20 TO 30 KT
ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 6 TO 11 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 5 TO 8 FT...
BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT AROUND KAUAI...EAST 15 TO 25 KT
ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 10 TO 13 FT.
ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
5 TO 7 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 7 TO 10 FT. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7
FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 7 TO 10 FT. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 KT AROUND
KAUAI...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES BUILDING
TO 6 TO 10 FT AROUND KAUAI...4 TO 6 FT ELSEWHERE. NORTHWEST SWELL
7 TO 9 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 9 TO 15 FT.
NORTHWEST SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 8 TO 14
FT. NORTH SWELL 7 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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