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FZPS40 PHFO 172310
HSFSP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2330 UTC WED DEC 17 2014

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 1800 UTC DEC 17 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 18 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 19 2014.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.LOW 07S176E 1008 MB NEARLY STATIONARY. TROUGH FROM LOW TO 13S180W
TO 15S175W TO 17S167W. ISOLATED MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG TSTMS
WITHIN 270 NM NE AND E OF LOW AND TROUGH...AND WITHIN 150 NM W AND
SW OF TROUGH. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS ELSEWHERE WITHIN 270 NM OF LOW.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 08S172E 1007 MB. TROUGH FROM 04S164E TO LOW TO
13S180W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 08S172E 1008 MB. TROUGH FROM 08S163E TO LOW
TO 12S174E.

.LOW 14S158W 1010 MB MOVING W SLOWLY. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS FROM
07S TO 15S BETWEEN 155W AND 163W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 13S162W 1007 MB.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 14S163W 1007 MB. SEE DISCUSSION IMMEDIATELY
BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

.FRONT FROM 25S143W TO 21S147W TO 19S155W TO 16S163W MOVING E 10 KT
S OF 21S...AND NEARLY STATIONARY ELSEWHERE. E TO SE WINDS 20 TO
25 KT S OF 23S BETWEEN 152W AND 163W. ISOLATED TO LOCALLY SCATTERED
MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 90 NM OF LINE FROM 18S148W TO
24S141W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 75 NM OF FRONT W OF 151W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S142W TO 20S148W TO 17S163W TO
18S170W. E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF FRONT W OF 154W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S141W TO 19S148W THENCE TROUGH TO
16S156W TO LOW 14S163W 1007 MB...DISCUSSED IMMEDIATELY ABOVE...TO
14S177W. E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 16S BETWEEN 150W AND 177W.

.TROUGH FROM 25S169E TO 12S166E TO 07S160E NEARLY STATIONARY.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM NE AND E OF TROUGH N OF
16S...AND WITHIN 75 NM S OF TROUGH W OF 164E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 25S167E TO 13S163E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 25S166E TO 15S163E.

.HIGH 09S175W 1011 MB NEARLY STATIONARY.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HIGH DISSIPATED.

.RIDGE FROM 25S132W TO 21S140W TO 15S149W MOVING E SLOWLY AND
GRADUALLY ERODING FROM THE W.

.E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 06N TO 16N E OF 132W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WINDS EASED TO 20 KT OR LESS.

.WINDS 20 KT OR LESS OVER REST OF FORECAST AREA.

.SEAS 8 TO 10 FT S OF LINE FROM 00S120W TO 00S133W TO 20S141W TO
18S160W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 10 FT E OF 138W. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT S OF
LINE FROM 25S138W TO 20S151W TO 18S163W TO 20S168W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 10 FT FROM 16S TO 24S BETWEEN 154W AND
175W. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT S OF 12S E OF 130W.

.SEAS 8 FT OR LESS OVER REST OF FORECAST AREA.

.ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS FROM 07S TO 13S BETWEEN 145W TO 153W...AND
FROM 01S TO 03S BETWEEN 163E AND 166E.

$$

.FORECASTER KINEL. HONOLULU HI.





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