The High Seas Forecast for the South Pacific

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FZPS40 PHFO 181710
HSFSP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1730 UTC THU SEP 18 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 1200 UTC SEP 18 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC SEP 19 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC SEP 20 2014.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FRONT 25S126W 21S137W THENCE TROUGH TO 16N150W 14S158W. FRONT
MOVING SE 10 KT. TROUGH MOVING W 10 KT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WEAKENING FRONT 24S120W 23S129W 23S134W THENCE
TROUGH TO 20S150W 15S160W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT MOVED S OF FORECAST AREA. TROUGH 25S142W
20S150W 16S161W.

.FRONT 25S158W 19S164W THENCE TROUGH TO 15S170W 12S176W. FRONT
MOVING E 10 KT. TROUGH NEARLY STATIONARY.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S154W 19S158W THENCE TROUGH TO 14S170W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT WEAKENED TO TROUGH AND MERGED WITH TROUGH
ABOVE.

.FRONT 10S172E 20S166E THENCE TROUGH TO 16S160E. FRONT MOVING E 10
KT. TROUGH NEARLY STATIONARY.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S178E 20S170E THENCE TROUGH TO 16S160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 25S177W 20S173E THENCE TROUGH TO 16S160E.

.RIDGE 24S120W 21S131W MOVING ESE 15 KT AND ERODING FROM THE W.

.RIDGE 25S141W 23S136W MOVING E SLOWLY.

.RIDGE 25S153W 20S161W MOVING E 10 KT.

.RIDGE 25S173W 21S166W MOVING E 10 KT

.RIDGE 25S178E 22S172E MOVING E 10 KT

.RIDGE 22S160E 22S166E NEARLY STATIONARY.

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

.SCATTERED MODERATE TSTMS FROM 02S TO 11S E OF 178W. ISOLATED TSTMS
FROM 13S TO 15S BETWEEN 175W AND 179W.

$$
.FORECASTER POWELL. HONOLULU HI.



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