The High Seas Forecast for the South Pacific

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2330 UTC FRI AUG 01 2014

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 AUG 01 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC AUG 02 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC AUG 03 2014.

.WARNINGS.

...GALE WARNING...
.FRONT FROM 20S120W TO 18S131W TO 20S147W TO 19S153W THENCE A SHEAR
LINE TO 09S172E. FRONT AND SHEAR LINE NEARLY STATIONARY. SE WINDS
20 TO 30 KT S OF FRONT AND SHEAR LINE W OF 142W. ISOLATED MODERATE
TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM OF SHEAR LINE.
.24 HOUR FORECAST NEW LOW 21S146W 1013 MB. FRONTS FROM LOW TO
23S136W AND FROM LOW TO 19S149W THENCE A SHEAR LINE TO 13S168W TO
10S175E TO 12S166E. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT S OF LOW...FRONTS AND SHEAR
LINE E OF 174E...AND BETWEEN SHEAR LINE AND 15S W OF 174E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 24S141W 1014 MB. FRONTS FROM LOW TO 24S134W.
AND FROM LOW TO 18S148W THENCE A SHEAR LINE TO 11S170W TO 09S167E TO
12S160E. WINDS 30 TO 35 KT WITHIN 180 NM SW QUADRANT OF LOW...AND S
OF FRONT E OF LOW. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE S OF FRONT AND SHEAR
LINE E OF 179E. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITHIN 300 NM S OF SHEAR LINE W
OF 179E.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.TROUGH FROM 04S160E TO 08S167E TO 09S172E MOVING W 10 KT. ISOLATED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 180 NM S OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH MOVED W OF AREA.

.TROUGH FROM 04S172W TO 08S167W TO 13S165W MOVING W 10 KT. ISOLATED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 300 NM W OF TROUGH...AND FROM 11S TO 15S
BETWEEN 160W AND 166W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 05S173W TO 11S168W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 05S175E TO 06S176W TO 09S173W.

.RIDGE FROM 25S164E TO 23S160E MOVING E 15 KT.

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

.SEAS 12 TO 15 FT S OF A LINE FROM 18S120W TO 20S129W. SEAS 8 TO 12
FT ELSEWHERE S OF A LINE FROM 05S120W TO 17S140W TO 17S154W TO
10S166W TO 10S167E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 12 TO 14 FT FROM 15S TO 21S BETWEEN 164W AND
174W. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE S OF A LINE FROM 02S120W TO 08S136W
TO 20S142W TO 10S170W TO 08S174E TO 11S166E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 13 FT S OF A LINE FROM 21S127W TO
22S140W TO 10S164W TO 08S179W TO 10S168E. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT E OF A
LINE FROM 04S132W TO 17S125W.

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

$$

.FORECASTER BRAVENDER. HONOLULU HI.



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