The High Seas Forecast for the South Pacific

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HSFSP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC THU FEB 11 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 0000 UTC FEB 11 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC FEB 12 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC FEB 13 2016.

.WARNINGS.

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...
.TROPICAL CYCLONE WINSTON NEAR 15.7S 171.2E 995 MB MOVING SE 05 KT.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT. WINDS 34 KT OR GREATER
AND SEAS 12 FT OR HIGHER WITHIN 150 NM N SEMICIRCLE...AND 120 NM S
SEMICIRCLE. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE FROM 12S
TO 18S BETWEEN 170E AND 176E. NUMEROUS MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS FROM
13S TO 16S BETWEEN 168E AND 172E. ISOLATED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS
ELSEWHERE FROM 10S TO 20S BETWEEN 166E AND 175E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL CYCLONE WINSTON NEAR 18.5S 172.3E.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 50 KT GUSTS 60 KT. WINDS 34 KT OR GREATER
AND SEAS 12 FT OR HIGHER WITHIN 165 NM N SEMICIRCLE...AND 130 NM S
SEMICIRCLE. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE FROM 15S
TO 22S BETWEEN 170E AND 177E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL CYCLONE WINSTON NEAR 21.9S 173.8E.
MAXIMUM WINDS 55 KT GUSTS 65 KT. WINDS 34 KT OR GREATER AND SEAS 12
FT OR HIGHER WITHIN 170 NM N SEMICIRCLE...AND 135 NM S SEMICIRCLE.
WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE S OF 17S BETWEEN
171E AND 179E. SEE BULLETIN WTPS11 NFFN ISSUED BY RSMC NADI FOR
LATEST INFORMATION.

...GALE WARNING...
.12 HOUR FORECAST LOW JUST W OF AREA...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING T.C.
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT AND SEAS 8 TO 9 FT FROM 16S TO 19S W OF 161E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 18S160E 997 MB...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING T.C.
WINDS 20 TO 35 KT AND SEAS 8 TO 12 FT FROM 15S TO 21S W OF 162E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 21S162E 996 MB...POSSIBLE DEVELOPING T.C.
WINDS 30 TO 40 KT AND SEAS 12 TO 16 FT FROM 20S TO 23S W OF 163E.
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT AND SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE FROM 19S TO 24S W OF
165E.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FRONT FROM 25S159W TO 22S167W TO 25S180W NEARLY STATIONARY.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 75 NM OF FRONT...AND ELSEWHERE FROM
19S TO 22S BETWEEN 176W AND 175E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S157W TO 21S172W TO 25S179E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S150W TO 21S158W TO 20S170W TO
25S178W.

.TROUGH FROM 25S128W TO 21S131W MOVING W SLOWLY. ISOLATED MODERATE
TSTMS BETWEEN TROUGH AND 121W S OF 21S.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WEAK TROUGH FROM 25S130W TO 21S133W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH MOVED JUST S OF FORECAST AREA.

.RIDGE FROM 25S152W TO 21S160W TO 20S166W NEARLY STATIONARY.

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

.SEAS 8 TO 10 FT N OF 01S BETWEEN 169W AND 178E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 9 FT N OF 03S BETWEEN 151W AND 171W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 10 FT N OF 04S BETWEEN 134W AND 169W.

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

.ISOLATED MODERATE TO LOCALLY STRONG TSTMS FROM 06S TO 18S W OF
164E. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS N OF 08S BETWEEN 161W AND 178W...AND
FROM 04S TO 08S BETWEEN 144W AND 159W.

$$

.FORECASTER KINEL. HONOLULU HI.


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