Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW60 PHFO 182158
OFFHFO

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1200 PM HST THU DEC 18 2014

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.

PHZ105-190400-
1200 PM HST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE FAR N OF THE AREA WILL MOVE E THROUGH SATURDAY. A
SURFACE RIDGE EXTENDING FROM THE HIGH WILL REMAIN ABOUT 350 NM N OF
KAUAI THROUGH FRIDAY. THE RIDGE WILL SHIFT S AND E AHEAD OF A FRONT
THAT ENTERS THE NW OFFSHORE WATERS EARLY SATURDAY. THE FRONT WILL
MOVE SE THROUGH MONDAY...WITH STRONG N TO NE WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT.

$$

PHZ180-190400-
HAWAIIAN OFFSHORE WATERS
1200 PM HST THU DEC 18 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...S OF 19N...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. N OF 19N...E WINDS
15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST N.
.TONIGHT...N OF 24N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 19N...E WINDS 20 TO
25 KT. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NE.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...S OF 19N...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. N OF
23N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST S.
.SATURDAY...N OF 24N...S WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. S OF 20N...E WINDS 15
TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT...
HIGHEST S.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...N OF 24N...VARIABLE WINDS TO 10 KT. S OF 19N...E
WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO
15 FT...HIGHEST NW.
.SUNDAY...FRONT FROM 26N159W TO 22N164W. N OF FRONT...N WINDS 20 TO
30 KT. S OF 18N...E WINDS 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...VARIABLE WINDS TO 10
KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT...HIGHEST NW.
.MONDAY...NW HALF...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SE HALF...NE TO E WINDS 10
TO 15 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.

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