The High Seas Forecast for the South Pacific

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2330 UTC TUE MAR 03 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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.

SECURITE

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

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC MAR 03 2015.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC MAR 04 2015.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC MAR 05 2015.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.LOW 10S178W 1005 MB NEARLY STATIONARY. TROUGH 19S162W 12S170W TO
LOW TO 10S160E NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS
WITHIN 360 NM N OF LOW AND TROUGH. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN
300 NM S OF LOW AND TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 09S174E 1005 MB. TROUGH 25S164W TO LOW TO
09S160E.

.FRONT 25S150W 21S160W 21S170W 25S176W NEARLY STATIONARY. SCATTERED
MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 360 NM NE OF FRONT E OF 160W.
ISOLATED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 180 NM OF FRONT W OF 160W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S150W 21S160W 21S170W 25S176W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S147W 23S153W 25S172W.

.RIDGE 25S135W 10S155W 03S174W NEARLY STATIONARY.

.WINDS 20 KT OR LESS AND SEAS 8 FT OR LESS OVER ENTIRE FORECAST AREA.

.SEAS 8 FT OR LOWER OVER FORECAST AREA.

.ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS ELSEWHERE WITHIN 120 NM OF A LINE 10S154W
04S170W 04S180E. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM OF
A LINE 04S172E 04S160E.

$$

.FORECASTER MORRISON. HONOLULU HI.



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