The High Seas Forecast for the Central North Pacific

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HSFNP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2300 UTC MON FEB 08 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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

NORTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 30N BETWEEN 140W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC FEB 08 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC FEB 09 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC FEB 10 2016.

.WARNINGS.

...GALE WARNING...
.FRONT 30N175W 28N176E 30N166E MOVING E 35 KT AT E END BECOMING
NEARLY STATIONARY AT W END. SW WINDS 20 TO 35 KT BETWEEN FRONT AND
168W N OF 29N. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE BETWEEN FRONT AND 163W
N OF 27N. AT W END OF FRONT...PLEASE REFER TO FRONT IN SYNOPSIS AND
FORECAST SECTION BELOW.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 30N150W 27N160W 27N172E 29N160E.
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT BETWEEN FRONT AND 145W N OF 28N. WINDS 20 TO
30 KT ELSEWHERE E OF 157W N OF 27N.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 30N143W 27N150W 24N160W. WINDS 25 TO 35 KT
WITHIN 150 NM E OF FRONT N OF 28N. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE WITHIN
220 NM E OF FRONT N OF 26N. ALSO...WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BETWEEN FRONT AND
160W N OF 28N.


.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FOR FRONT VICINITY OF 30N166E...WINDS 20 TO 25 KT N OF A LINE FROM
30N170E TO 27N160E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT VICINITY OF 30N179E CONTINUING TO A LOW N OF
FORECAST AREA NEAR 32N172E THEN CONTINUING THROUGH 30N173E TO 29N165E TO
28N160E. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT IN AREA BOUNDED BY FRONT AND 28N FROM 179E TO
167E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST REST FRONT FROM 30N175W TO 29N172W TO 25N166W. REST OF
FRONT MOVED N OF FORECAST AREA. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BETWEEN FRONT AND 180W
N OF 28N.

.DISSIPATING FRONT 23N140W TO 18N144W TO 13N155W TO 11N165W TO 13N180W.
PART OF FRONT E OF 150W MOVING E TO 10 KT. REMAINING PORTION MOVING S
SLOWLY. W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF 27N E OF 147W. NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25
KT IN AREA BOUNDED BY FRONT AND 18N FROM 145W TO 180W. ISOLATED TSTMS
N OF 27N E OF 147W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT DISSIPATED. FOR WINDS N OF 25N E OF 160W...REFER
TO GALE AREA ABOVE. OTHER AREA OF WINDS...SEE WIND SECTION BELOW.

.36 HOUR FORECAST NEW FRONT 30N166E TO 26N160E.
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT BOUNDED BY FRONT AND A LINE FROM 26N160E TO
28N170E TO 30N179E. W OF FRONT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 30N169E TO 26N165E TO 24N160E. SW WINDS 20 TO
30 KT BOUNDED BY FRONT AND A LINE FROM 25N163E TO 28N180W.

.NE TO E WINDS ELSEWHERE 20 TO 25 KT IN AREA BOUNDED BY 14N145W 00N170W
00N170E 03N160E 10N160E 13N178E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BETWEEN 14N AND A LINE FROM
05N140W TO 00N165W TO 00N170E TO 05N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST NE TO E WINDS 20 25 KT IN AREA BOUNDED BY 13N140W
06N140W 00N170W 00N180W 05N175E 15N175E 15N168W 13N140W.

.HIGH 24N166W 1020 MB MOVING E SLOWLY AND DISSIPATING. RIDGE FROM 23N147W
TO HIGH TO 24N180W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HIGH DISSIPATED.

.HIGH 25N165E MOVING E SLOWLY. RIDGE FROM 24N160E TO HIGH TO 24N180W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HIGH DISSIPATED.

.OTHERWISE...WINDS 20 KT OR LESS OVER REMAINDER OF FORECAST AREA.

.SEAS 10 TO 13 FT N OF A LINE...30N175W TO 22N152W TO 25N140W.
SEAS 9 FT OR LESS N OF 20N W OF 172W...AND THE AREA E OF A LINE...
20N140W 12N160W 00N160W. REST OF AREA...SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 18 TO 24 FT N OF A LINE 30N164W TO 27N171W TO
30N161W. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT ELSEWHRE N OF A LINE...30N180W 25N173W
27N156W 29N140W. SEAS 9 FT OR LESS W OF A LINE..30N165E 24N174W
22N160W 20N160W 20N175W 17N170E 00N170E...AND ALSO S OF 04N E OF
160W. OTHERWISE REST OF AREA...SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 18 TO 24 FT N OF A LINE 30N167W 23N160W 27N150W
30N148W. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT ELSEWHERE N OF A LINE 30N175W 16N165W 20N155W
29N140W. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT N OF A LINE...30N172E TO 28N160E. SEAS 8 TO 12
FT ELSEWHERE S OF 20N E OF 170E. REST OF AREA...SEAS 8 FT OR LESS.

.SCATTERED TSTMS S OF 03N BETWEEN 170W AND 173E.

.ITCZ 04N140W TO 00N155W.

$$

.FORECASTER LAU. HONOLULU HI.


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