High Seas Forecast
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HSFSP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2330 UTC TUE FEB 09 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 1800 UTC FEB 09 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC FEB 10 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC FEB 11 2016.

.WARNINGS.

...GALE WARNING...
.LOW NEAR 14S169E 1000 MB MOVING SE 10 KT. TROUGH FROM 16S164E
TO LOW TO 15S180E MOVING S SLOWLY. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN
360 NM N SEMICIRCLE. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS FROM
12S TO 17S BETWEEN 176E AND 163E. NUMEROUS MODERATE TSTMS N OF
12S W OF 174E. SCATTERED MODERATE TSTMS FROM 16S TO 19S BETWEEN
177E AND 172E...AND FROM 10S TO 14S BETWEEN 179W AND 176E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING TROPICAL CYCLONE...
NEAR 15S171E 998 MB. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 360 NM N AND
E SEMICIRCLES. TROUGH FROM LOW TO 25S179E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW...POSSIBLE TROPICAL CYCLONE...18S173E
995 MB. WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITHIN 180 NM E SEMICIRCLE. WINDS
20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE S OF 15S BETWEEN 180E AND 172E...AND
FROM 15S TO 21S BETWEEN 172E AND 170E. TROUGH FROM LOW TO
25S174E.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FRONT FROM 25S161W TO 21S168W TO 22S179W. FRONT MOVING E
SLOWLY. NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 22S BETWEEN 159W AND 165W.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 360 NM E OF FRONT E OF 166W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S163W TO 23S173W TO 25S180E.
ASSOCIATED WINDS DIMINISHED TO 20 KT OR LESS.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S159W TO 22S170W TO 25S180W.

.TROUGH FROM 25S178E TO 20S166E NEARLY STATIONARY. SCATTERED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 90 NM NE OF TROUGH E OF 175E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH MERGED WITH TROUGH DESCRIBED IN
GALE WARNING ABOVE.

.RIDGE FROM 25S145W TO 20S155W TO 18S175E TO 21S179E NEARLY
STATIONARY.

.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW W OF AREA...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING
TROPICAL CYCLONE...NEAR 16S158E 995 MB. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT
FROM 12S TO 18S W OF 162E.

.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 08S BETWEEN 155W AND
172W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS S OF 23S BETWEEN 125W AND 128W.

$$

.FORECASTER BIRCHARD. HONOLULU HI.


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