Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 070310
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 PM HST SAT FEB 6 2016

HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS BEYOND 40 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO 240
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE PORTION OF THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA
MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT EAST OF FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS

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.

PHZ105-071000-
600 PM HST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SE 15 KT ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS THROUGH
SUNDAY...WITH FRESH TO STRONG N WINDS DEVELOPING AFTER THE FRONT
PASSES. HIGH PRESSURE FAR NW OF THE AREA WILL THEN MOVE SE OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH THE ASSOCIATED RIDGE MOVING OVER THE NRN
OFFSHORE WATERS ON MONDAY. THE E-W ORIENTED RIDGE IS EXPECTED TO BE
ALONG 22N ON TUESDAY AS A WEAK FRONT ENTERS THE NRN OFFSHORE WATERS.
THE FRONT WILL MOVE S AND DISSIPATE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS A WEAK
HIGH PASSES JUST N OF THE AREA. A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS POSSIBLE
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

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PHZ180-071000-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
600 PM HST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TONIGHT...FRONT FROM 22N152W TO 18N160W AT 2 AM HST. NW OF
FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SE OF FRONT...NE WINDS 10 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NW.
.SUNDAY...WEAKENING FRONT FROM 21N151W TO 16N159W AT 2 PM HST. NW OF
FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SE OF FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT
OR LESS. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST NW.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...FRONT DISSIPATED. N OF 24N...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT.
SEAS 10 TO 12 FT. S OF 24N...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10
FT.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...N OF 24N...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...
STRONGEST N. S OF 23N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S.
ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...N OF 23N...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT. S OF 23N...NE TO E
WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 20 FT IN
NW SWELL NW OF OAHU. SEAS 7 TO 12 SE OF OAHU.
.THURSDAY...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 10 TO 18
FT IN NW SWELL.

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