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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED FEB 10 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 0000 UTC FEB 10 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC FEB 11 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC FEB 12 2016.

.WARNINGS.

...GALE WARNING...
.LOW NEAR 15S169E 1000 MB MOVING SE 10 KT. TROUGH FROM 16S166E
TO LOW TO 15S178E MOVING S SLOWLY. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN
360 NM NE SEMICIRCLE OF LOW. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS
FROM 12S TO 18S BETWEEN 176E AND 167E...AND N OF 12S W OF 173E.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS FROM 10S TO 19S BETWEEN 179W AND 176E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING TROPICAL CYCLONE...
NEAR 16S172E 999 MB. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 360 NM N AND
E SEMICIRCLES OF LOW. TROUGH FROM LOW TO 20S173E TO 25S177E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW...POSSIBLE TROPICAL CYCLONE...20S173E
995 MB. WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITHIN 180 NM E SEMICIRCLE. WINDS
20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE S OF 15S BETWEEN 179E AND 170E. TROUGH
FROM LOW TO 25S173E.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FRONT FROM 25S160W TO 22S167W TO 22S176W. MOVING E SLOWLY.
NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 24S BETWEEN 157W AND 162W.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 420 NM E OF FRONT E OF 162W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S161W TO 22S169W TO 25S180E.
ASSOCIATED WINDS DIMINISHED TO 20 KT OR LESS.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S157W TO 22S170W TO 25S180W.

.TROUGH FROM 25S177E TO 21S168E NEARLY STATIONARY. SCATTERED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 210 NM NE OF TROUGH E OF 174E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH MERGED WITH TROUGH DESCRIBED IN
GALE WARNING ABOVE.

.RIDGE FROM 25S146W TO 19S160W TO 20S179W NEARLY STATIONARY.

.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW W OF AREA...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING
TROPICAL CYCLONE...NEAR 17S159E 997 MB. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT
FROM 12S TO 20S W OF 163E.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS.

.SEAS TO 8 TO 10 FT FROM 07S TO 14S BETWEEN 175E AND 169E.
SEAS TO 9 FT SW OF A LINE FROM 23S160E TO 25S165E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 12 FT FROM 09S TO 19S BETWEEN
178E AND 170E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 16 FT S OF 13S BETWEEN 180E AND
170E. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT FROM 12S TO 18S W OF 162E.

.REMAINDER OF AREA SEAS 8 FT OR LESS.

.SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS N OF 06S BETWEEN 155W AND
170W.

$$

.FORECASTER BIRCHARD. HONOLULU HI.



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