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HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA XII
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
2345 UTC FRI MAR 22 2019

CCODE/1:31:12:01:00/AOW+POR/NWS/CCODE
SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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.

ONLY YOU KNOW THE WEATHER AT YOUR POSITION. REPORT IT TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. EMAIL US AT
VOSOPS@NOAA.GOV(LOWERCASE).

SECURITE

PACIFIC N OF 30N AND S OF 67N E OF A LINE FROM BERING STRAIT
TO 50N 160E

METAREA IV BULLETIN WILL ONLY BE BROADCAST FROM THE INMARSAT
AOE SATELLITE. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR RECEIVER IS POINTED
CORRECTLY.

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC MAR 22.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC MAR 23.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC MAR 24.

.WARNINGS.

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING...
.36 HOUR FORECAST RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING LOW 38N162E 987 MB. OVER
FORECAST WATERS WITHIN 120 NM NW AND 180 NM SW QUADRANTS WINDS
40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 12 TO 20 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 150 NM N AND 360
NM S SEMICIRCLES WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 43N171E 968 MB. WITHIN 150 NM S AND 120 NM
W QUADRANTS WINDS 50 TO 65 KT. SEAS 16 TO 29 FT. ALSO WITHIN 240
NM SW SEMICIRCLE...300 NM E AND 120 NM NW QUADRANTS WINDS 35 TO
50 KT. SEAS 14 TO 26 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 360 NM SE AND E
SEMICIRCLES AND 180 NM NW QUADRANT WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO
23 FT.

...STORM WARNING...
.LOW W OF FORECAST AREA 48N155E 973 MB MOVING NE 20 KT. FRONT
EXTENDS FROM 51N160E TO 49N167E TO 36N155E. OVER FORECAST WATERS
WITHIN 240 NM NE AND E OF FRONT WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 18
FT. ELSEWHERE W OF A LINE FROM 55N170E TO 43N177E TO 34N164E
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.12 HOUR FORECAST LOW 50N160E 965 MB. WITHIN 360 NM S QUADRANT
AND FROM 52N TO 54N W OF 171E WINDS 35 TO 50 KT. SEAS 18 TO 28
FT...EXCEPT N OF 52N 13 TO 21 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 53N164E 966 MB. FRONT TO EXTEND FROM
55N169E TO 53N179W TO 40N171E. FROM 46N TO 51N W OF 171E WINDS
35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 18 TO 29 FT. ALSO WITHIN 540 NM SE SEMICIRCLE
AND WITHIN 180 NM NE AND E OF FRONT WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12
TO 22 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 660 NM SE SEMICIRCLE AND WITHIN 480
NM E OF FRONT WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 17 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW NW OF AREA 59N173E 973 MB. WITHIN 300 NM
SE QUADRANT WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 25 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF
A LINE FROM 57N159W TO 51N175E TO 51N170E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 9 TO 21 FT...EXCEPT E OF 170W 9 FT OR
LESS.

...STORM WARNING...
.LOW 45N153W 986 MB MOVING NE 25 KT NEXT 12 HOURS THEN TURNING
MORE N AND SLOWING AND BECOMING NEARLY STATIONARY IN 24 HOURS.
BETWEEN 36N AND A LINE FROM LOW CENTER TO 41N165W WINDS 30 TO 45
KT. SEAS 14 TO 23 FT.
.12 HOUR FORECAST LOW 48N146W 982 MB. WITHIN 150 NM S AND SW
QUADRANTS WINDS 35 TO 50 KT. SEAS 14 TO 25 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 50N146W 984 MB. FRONT TO EXTEND FROM
52N146W TO 46N138W TO 40N139W TO 34N146W. WITHIN 240 NM NW AND W
SEMICIRCLES AND 180 NM SE AND E QUADRANTS AND WITHIN 180 NM NE
AND E OF FRONT WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12 TO 23 FT...HIGHEST S
QUADRANT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 49N147W 1005 MB. FROM 43N TO 50N BETWEEN
147W AND 155W WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.

...GALE WARNING...
.LOW 55N157W 969 MB MOVING NW 15 KT. OVER FORECAST WATERS
BETWEEN 300 NM AND 600 NM SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 300 NM NE
QUADRANT AND N OF 55N BETWEEN 170W AND 179E WINDS 25 TO 40 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 20 FT...EXCEPT IN ICE FREE WATERS N OF 60N 10 FT OR
LESS.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 59N165W 993 MB. BETWEEN 54N AND A LINE
FROM 36N157W TO 44N168W AND WITHIN 180 NM NE SEMICIRCLE AND 300
NM S QUADRANT WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 20 FT...EXCEPT N OF
53N 10 FT OR LESS.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW DISSIPATED AND CONDITIONS ABSORBED BY LOW
59N173E ABOVE.

...GALE WARNING...
.LOW 53N138W 996 MB MOVING NW 15 KT. FRONT EXTENDS FROM LOW TO
46N126W TO 41N125W TO 37N127W. WITHIN 120 NM NE AND E OF FRONT N
OF 49N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 480
NM N QUADRANT AND BETWEEN THE FRONT AND 123W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 15 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 58N143W 1004 MB. FRONT TO EXTEND FROM LOW
TO 51N130W. N OF FRONT WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 15 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW DISSIPATED AND CONDITIONS DIMINISHED.

...GALE WARNING...
.48 HOUR FORECAST NEW LOW 46N137W 1003 MB. WITHIN 300 NM NE
SEMICIRCLE WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 18 FT.

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...
.MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY OVER ICE FREE FORECAST WATERS
N OF 58N W OF 170W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LIGHT TO MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY N OF 61N W OF
174W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS DIMINISHED.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FROM 30N TO 34N BETWEEN 173W AND 169E AREA OF E TO SE WINDS 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 34N176E 1009 MB. WITHIN 540 NM E OF A LINE
FROM 40N172E TO 30N179E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS TO 10 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW DISSIPATED. FROM 31N TO 49N BETWEEN 165W
AND 177W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

.DENSE FOG. VSBY OCCASIONALLY LESS THAN 1 NM OVER FORECAST
WATERS FROM 40N TO 48N W OF 173E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST DENSE FOG FROM 45N TO 50N BETWEEN 175W AND
178E AND WITHIN 180 NM E OF A LINE FROM 42N173E TO 37N170E TO
32N177E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST DENSE FOG FROM 33N TO 50N BETWEEN 169W AND
177E.

.HIGH 31N163W 1027 MB NEARLY STATIONARY.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HIGH 32N162W 1028 MB.
.48 HOUR FORECAST HIGH MERGED WITH HIGH 36N158W.

.24 HOUR FORECAST NEW HIGH 36N166W 1029 MB.
.48 HOUR FORECAST HIGH 36N158W 1030 MB.

.48 HOUR FORECAST NEW HIGH 32N124W 1025 MB.

.FORECASTER BANCROFT. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

E PACIFIC FROM THE EQUATOR TO 30N E OF 140W AND 03.4S TO THE
EQUATOR E OF 120W

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC FRI MAR 22.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC SAT MAR 23.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC SUN MAR 24.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.COLD FRONT FROM 30N134W TO 27N140W. W OF FRONT WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 12 TO 15 FT IN NW SWELL. FROM 08N TO 12N W OF 127W NE
TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE W OF A LINE
FROM 30N116W TO 23N110W TO 08.5N106W TO 03.4S113W WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NW SWELL.
.18 HOUR FORECAST WEAKENING COLD FRONT FROM 30N128W TO 28N131W
AND STATIONARY TO 27N140W. FROM 08N TO 11N W OF 134W NE TO E
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. W OF A LINE FROM 30N128W TO
24N134W TO 23N140W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT IN NW
SWELL. ELSEWHERE W OF A LINE FROM 30N116W TO 10N110W TO 02N140W
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN NW SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST DISSIPATING COLD FRONT FROM 30N126W TO
28N131W. FROM 08N TO 11N W OF 136W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE LITTLE CHANGE.
.42 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT DISSIPATED. NEW COLD FRONT FROM
30N134W TO 27N140W. FROM 08N TO 10N W OF 130W NE TO E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE W OF A LINE FROM 30N116W
TO 22N113W TO 09N115W TO 02N140W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO
12 FT IN NW SWELL...HIGHEST FAR NW.
.48 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 30N133W TO 26N140W. FROM 08N
TO 11N W OF 135W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.
ELSEWHERE LITTLE CHANGE.

.WITHIN 45 NM EITHER SIDE OF LINE FROM 16N95W TO 15N95.5W TO
14N96W...INCLUDING THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 90 NM EITHER SIDE OF A
LINE FROM 16N95W TO 13.5N95.5W TO 11N97.5W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN MIXED NE AND NW SWELL.
.18 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 30 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 16N95W
TO 15N95W....INCLUDING THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC...N TO NE WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 04N TO 12N BETWEEN 95W AND 112W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 04N TO 09N BETWEEN 99W AND 108W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 8 FT IN DECAYING MIXED SWELL.

.WITHIN 60 NM OF A LINE FROM 11.5N86W TO 09N91W...INCLUDING GULF
OF PAPAGAYO...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 30 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 11N86W
TO 10.5N87W..INCLUDING GULF OF PAPAGAYO...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.36 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 30 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 11N86W
TO 11N88W..INCLUDING GULF OF PAPAGAYO...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS TO 9 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 30 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 11N86W
TO 10N89W...INCLUDING GULF OF PAPAGAYO...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS TO 8 FT. WITHIN 30 NM OF A LINE FROM 10N89W TO 09N81W WINDS
20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 FT IN NE SWELL.

.WITHIN 30 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 08N79W TO 05N81W...
INCLUDING GULF OF PANAMA...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8
FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 30 NM OF A LINE FROM 07N80W TO 06N81W
TO 05N82W NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT.
.30 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 30 NM OF A LINE FROM 04N82W TO 03N84W
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 8 FT IN MIXED NE AND SW SWELL.
.36 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 60 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 08N79W
TO 05N80W N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

CONVECTION VALID AT 2130 UTC FRI MAR 22...

.SCATTERED MODERATE WITHIN 60 NM OF LINE FROM 07N122W TO
07N130W.

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 09N84W TO 07N87W. ITCZ EXTENDS FROM 07N87W
TO 02N101W TO 03N114W TO 03N130W TO BEYOND 04N140W. SECOND ITCZ
FROM 03.4S109W TO 03S120W. SCATTERED MODERATE WITHIN 60 NM S OF
ITCZ BETWEEN 90W AND 91W AND WITHIN 30 NM OF ITCZ BETWEEN 91W
AND 98W. SCATTERED MODERATE WITHIN 60 NM EITHER SIDE OF SECOND
ITCZ BETWEEN 101W AND 108W AND WITHIN 30 NM OF THE SECOND ITCZ
BETWEEN 110W AND 116W.

.FORECASTER AGUIRRE. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
NORTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 30N BETWEEN 140W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC MAR 22 2019.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC MAR 23 2019.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC MAR 24 2019.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.LOW NEAR 26N168E 1007 MB MOVING NE 15 KT. COLD FRONT FROM
28N176E TO 22N172E TO 18N168E TO 16N162E. WARM FRONT FROM
28N176E TO 28N178W TO 26N173W. TROUGH FROM LOW TO 25N165E TO
25N160E. WINDS S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT N OF 22N WITHIN 420 NM E OF
COLD FRONT. WINDS SE TO E 20 TO 30 KT OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF
WARM FRONT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 24N W OF
175W. SCATTERED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN AN AREA BOUND BY 30N172E
30N170W 22N177W 22N172E 30N172E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST DISSIPATING LOW N OF FORECAST AREA. COLD FRONT
FROM 30N179W TO 25N176E TO 22N173E. WARM FRONT FROM 30N179W TO
27N170W. TROUGH FROM 29N176E TO 25N171E TO 22N160E. WINDS S TO
SW 20 TO 25 KT N OF 25N WITHIN 210 NM E OF COLD FRONT. WINDS E
TO SE 20 TO 30 KT OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF WARM FRONT. SEAS 8
TO 10 FT OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 26N BETWEEN 175E AND 175W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT DISSIPATED. WARM FRONT N OF
FORECAST AREA. TROUGH FROM 30N179E TO 20N173E. ASSOCIATED WINDS
DIMINISHED TO 20 KT OR LESS OVER FORECAST WATERS. ASSOCIATED
SEAS SUBSIDED TO 8 FT OR LOWER OVER FORECAST WATERS.

.COLD FRONT APPROACHING FORECAST AREA FROM W.
.36 HOUR FORECAST FRONT NEAR 30N157E. WIND SW 20 TO 25 KT OVER
FORECAST WATERS NW OF 30N166E TO 27N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N165E TO 26N160E. WINDS SW TO NW
20 TO 25 KT OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 28N W OF 168E. SEAS 8 TO
12 FT OVER FORECAST WATERS NW OF A LINE FROM 30N166E TO 28N160E.

.STATIONARY FRONT FROM 27N140W TO 25N148W TO 23N157W TO 23N165W
TO 26N173W. FRONT DISSIPATING W OF 157W. WINDS NE TO E 20 TO 25
KT WITHIN 120 NM N OF FRONT E OF 157W. ASSOCIATED SEAS INCLUDED
BELOW.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 26N140W TO 25N148W TO 24N158W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT DISSIPATED.

.RIDGE FROM 22N170W TO 14N168E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 26N170W TO 18N174E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 28N166W TO 21N177E.

.OTHERWISE WINDS NE TO E 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN AN AREA BOUND BY
17N158W 15N140W 06N140W 03N165W 09N179W 17N158W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS NE TO E 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN AN AREA BOUND
BY 17N158W 17N150W 15N140W 06N140W 06N170W 17N158W.

.WINDS 20 KT OR LESS REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.SEAS 8 TO 15 FT WITHIN AN AREA BOUND BY 30N170W 30N140W 05N140W
05N179E 15N179E 30N170W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 12 FT WITHIN AN AREA BOUND BY
30N165W 30N140W 03N140W 05N179E 10N179E 20N160W 30N165W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 12 FT WITHIN AN AREA BOUND BY
30N160W 30N140W 02N140W 02N170W 10N179W 30N160W.

.SEAS 8 FT OR LOWER REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.ITCZ FROM 04N140W TO 02N150W TO 05N165W TO 02N179E. TROPICAL
WAVE ALONG 01N176E 06N173E MOVING SW 10 KT. SCATTERED MODERATE
TSTMS WITHIN 240 NM EITHER SIDE LINE OF CONVERGENCE. ALSO
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS OVER FORECAST WATERS SW OF A LINE FROM
13N160E TO 06N179E.

$$

.FORECASTER ABEDAL. HONOLULU HI.



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