The High Seas Forecast for the South Pacific

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST...CORRECTED...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1330 UTC SAT JAN 31 2015

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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.

PAN PAN

SOUTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 120W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 0600 UTC JAN 31 2015.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC FEB 01 2015.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC FEB 02 2015.

.WARNINGS.

...HURRICANE WARNING...
.TROPICAL CYCLONE OLA 17.8S161.7E 982 MB MOVING SSE 03 KT. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 55 KT GUSTS 65 KT. WINDS 34 KT OR GREATER AND SEAS
12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 90 NM E SEMICIRCLE AND WITHIN 45 NM
ELSEWHERE OF CENTER. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE
WITHIN 200 NM OF CENTER. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN
100 NM OF CENTER.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL CYCLONE OLA 19.8S162.5E. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 55 KT GUSTS 65 KT. WINDS 34 KT OR GREATER AND SEAS
12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 90 NM OF CENTER. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT SEAS8 TO
12 FT ELSEWHERE WITHIN 200 NM OF CENTER.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL CYCLONE OLA 21.7S162.3E. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 65 KT GUSTS 80 KT. WINDS 34 KT OR GREATER AND SEAS
12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 120 NM OF CENTER. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT SEAS 8
TO 12 FT WITHIN 230 NM ELSEWHERE OF CENTER.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.CORRECTED...LOW NEAR 12S177W 1004 MB MOVING SE SLOWLY. TROUGHS FROM
LOW TO 13S180W TO 14S170E AND FROM LOW TO 22S165W. SCATTERED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 350 NM SE QUADRANT OF LOW.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 15S174W 1003 MB. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 14S180W
TO 16S170E AND FROM LOW TO 23S160W. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITHIN 200 NM
NE QUADRANT OF LOW.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW DISSIPATED. TROUGH FROM 18S170E TO 13S177E TO
20S168W.

.FRONT 25S159W TO 23S167W MOVING NE SLOWLY. NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT
BETWEEN FRONT AND A LINE FROM 23S164W TO 25S150W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S155W TO 23S160W TO 21S167W.
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 150 NM NE OF FRONT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S152W TO 21S158W TO 20S167W. NW WINDS 20
TO 30 KT WITHIN 150 NM E OF FRONT E OF 160W.

.TROUGH FROM 21S157E TO 25S160E TO 28S163E NEARLY STATIONARY.

.RIDGE FROM 25S137W TO 17S155W TO 00S175E NEARLY STATIONARY.

.W WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT...SEAS TO 8 FT BY 311800 UTC IN
AREA BOUNDED BY 02S160E 11S175E 11S160E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT IN AREA BOUNDED BY 02S160E
11S175E 11S160E WITH SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN AREA
BOUNDED BY 03S160E 06S170E 14S179E 12S168E 12S160E.

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

.ELSEWHERE SEAS 6 TO 10 FT S OF 16S BETWEEN 155W AND 170W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 7 TO 10 FT S OF 20S BETWEEN 150W AND 162W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 10 FT S OF 22S BETWEEN 145W AND 158W.

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

.SCATTERED AREAS OF MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 200 NM EITHER SIDE OF A
LINE 06S160E 06S170E 08S177W 15S167W.

$$

.FORECASTER LAU. HONOLULU HI.




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