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Marine Weather Message in Effect for the Coastal Waters

Marine section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Jul 24, 2014 4:00 PM HST

A small craft advisory for for the typically windier waters around the Big Island and Maui has been extended through tonight. Both high resolution and global models show the gradient gradually weakening a bit through the night and into Friday, at which point the advisory can be dropped. Winds are expected to increase further late Sunday and into early next week as a developing system passing well south of the state helps to tighten the pressure gradient.

No significant swells are expected through the upcoming week. Small long-period background swell from the SSW and short-period swell from the SE represent the swell sources from the southern hemisphere, while short period wind waves from the east represent the only source of swell from the northern hemisphere.

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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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