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HSFSP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1730 UTC TUE FEB 09 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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

SOUTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 120W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 1200 UTC FEB 09 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC FEB 10 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC FEB 11 2016.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.LOW NEAR 13S168E 1003 MB MOVING SE SLOWLY. TROUGH FROM LOW
TO 13S177E 10S178W. NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITHIN 250 NM N AND NE
QUADRANTS. SEE SEAS BELOW. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS
WITHIN 200 NM OF LOW.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING TROPICAL CYCLONE...
NEAR 15S170E 1002 MB. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITHIN 120 NM. SEE SEAS
BELOW.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING TROPICAL CYCLONE...
16S171E 1002 MB. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 180 NM. SEE SEAS
BELOW.

.FRONT 25S161W 21S173W 22S178E 22S174E 20S170E. FRONT MOVING E
SLOWLY. NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 200 NM NE AND E OF
FRONT E OF 170W. SEE SEAS BELOW. SCATTERED TSTMS WITHIN 300 NM N
AND E OF FRONT E OF 180W...AND WITHIN 100 NM N ELSEWHERE.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S160W 23S166W 22S171W 23S175E 20S166E.
WINDS DECREASED TO 20 KT OR LESS. SEE SEAS BELOW.
.48 HOUR FORECAST DISSIPATING FRONT 25S159W 22S170W 24S180W. SEE
SEAS BELOW.

.TROUGH 25S132W 21S134W MOVING W SLOWLY. SCATTERED TSTMS WITHIN
120 NM OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH 25S134W 20S136W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED.

.RIDGE 25S145W 18S160W 19S180W 18S171E NEARLY STATIONARY.

.RIDGE 20S160E 18S165E NEARLY STATIONARY.

.OTHERWISE...WINDS 20 KT OR LESS OVER REMAINDER OF FORECAST AREA.

.SEAS 8 TO 9 FT E OF 126W BETWEEN 01S AND 18S...S OF 21S BETWEEN
162W AND 168W...AND FROM 08S TO 12S BETWEEN 168E AND 175E. SEAS 8
TO 11 FT N OF 04S BETWEEN 165W AND 175E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 9 FT N OF 11S AND E OF 124W...AND S OF
23S BETWEEN 158W AND 162W. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT FROM 08S TO 14S BETWEEN
170E AND 177E...AND N OF 03S BETWEEN 170W AND 175E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 13 FT FROM 10S TO 20S BETWEEN 170E AND
177E. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT N OF 03S BETWEEN 154W AND 176E.

.OTHERWISE...SEAS 8 FT OR LOWER OVER REMAINDER OF FORECAST AREA.

.SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS N OF 05N AND W OF 175W.

$$

.FORECASTER POWELL. HONOLULU HI.


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