Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 141503
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 AM HST SUN FEB 14 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.

PHZ105-142200-
600 AM HST SUN FEB 14 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE OVER THE NRN OFFSHORE WATERS WILL SHIFT E OF THE
AREA TODAY AS A FRONT ENTERS THE NW WATERS. THE FRONT WILL
TRANSITION TO A SHEAR LINE BY MONDAY AS A STRONG HIGH BUILDS NW OF
THE AREA. THE NEW HIGH WILL PRODUCE GALE FORCE TRADE WINDS FROM
MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE ALSO PUSHING THE SHEAR LINE S OVER THE
ISLANDS. A LARGE WNW SWELL WILL BUILD TODAY AND PEAK TONIGHT.

$$

PHZ180-142200-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
600 AM HST SUN FEB 14 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY...

.TODAY...FRONT FROM 26N159W TO 22N164W AT 2 PM HST. NW OF FRONT...N
WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. S OF 19N...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST S. N
OF 19N E OF 160W...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 19N W OF
160W...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.TONIGHT...SHEAR LINE FROM 25N158W TO 22N164W AT 2 AM HST. NW OF
SHEAR LINE...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SE OF SHEAR LINE...NE TO E WINDS
15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.MONDAY...SHEAR LINE MOVING SLOWLY S OVER NRN OFFSHORE WATERS. NW OF
SHEAR LINE...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SE OF SHEAR LINE...NE WINDS 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.THURSDAY...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...STRONGEST S. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

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