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Marine Weather Message in Effect for the Coastal Waters

Marine section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Feb 13, 2016 8:30 PM HST

A small craft advisory remains in effect tonight for areas around Big Island and Maui county, except for Maalaea Bay, due to breezy east winds produced by a strong high pressure system far to the northeast. Wind speeds will decrease slightly on Sunday, however, the advisory will likely be extended and expanded in coverage for seas on Sunday due to an incoming west northwest swell to the islands. The advisory will likely be needed across the entire area early next week for strong northeast trades pushing in with a strong high to the northwest.

The aforementioned west northwest swell will spread west to east across the island chain on Sunday producing advisory level surf heights across most north and west facing shores of the smaller islands Sunday and Monday. A high surf advisory goes into effect Sunday morning, with surf building on north and west facing shores of Kauai and Niihau in the morning, then spreading to Oahu Molokai and Maui in the afternoon.

The strong trades produced by an intensifying high pressure system to the northwest may also bring high surf along east facing shores of some islands Monday through Wednesday.

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Routine forecast are issued for the Hawaiian Coastal Waters, the Offshore Waters, and High Seas. Coastal Waters are within 40 nautical miles of the main Hawaiian islands. The Offshore area extends from this 40 nautical mile mark to 240 nautical miles of the main Hawaiian islands. The High Seas forecasts are issued for an area that covers approximately 15,000,000 square miles, extends as far north as 30N, and as far south as 25S, and between 120W south of the equator and 140W north of the equator to 160E.
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