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Forecast for Kauai Leeward Waters
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WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
PHZ112 Watches/Warnings/Advisories RSS feed

Small Craft Advisory for Kauai Leeward Waters until 2016-02-13T04:00:00

WHHW70 PHFO 120139
MWWHFO

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
339 PM HST THU FEB 11 2016

...LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL AND LOCALLY FRESH TRADE WINDS...

.A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH FRIDAY.
ADDITIONALLY...LOCALLY FRESH TRADE WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND MAUI
AND THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH FRIDAY.

PHZ112-113-115-121445-
/O.EXT.PHFO.SC.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-160213T0400Z/
KAUAI LEEWARD WATERS-KAUAI CHANNEL-OAHU LEEWARD WATERS-
339 PM HST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY...

* SEAS...GRADUALLY SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET TONIGHT...AND 8 TO
12 FEET ON FRIDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS 10 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE CONDITIONS
HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN
THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$



HOURLY WEATHER
500 PM HST THU FEB 11 2016
PHZ110>124-180-120400-
BUOY REPORTS
STATION/POSITIONTIMETEMPWINDPRESWAVESWELL
AIRSEADIR/SP/GHT/PERHT/DIR
(UTC)(F)(DEG/KT/KT)(MB)(FT/S)(FT/D)
Buoy 5100103007275160/ 8/ 141016.9S
Buoy 5110102507275220/ 6/ 81016.8S11/1411/300
Buoy 51100NOT AVBL
Buoy 510020250777860/ 17/ 211013.4S10/178/320
Buoy 510030250767860/ 14/ 171014.6F12/1511/340
Buoy 510040250757730/ 17/ 191014.5R13/1713/330
Barbers Point BuoyNOT AVBL
Waimea Bay Buoy020478N/A13/1413/320
Kailua Bay Buoy021177N/A10/158/350
Lanai BuoyNOT AVBL
BARBERS PT 2020378N/A8/147/310
PAUWELA MAUI020777N/A12/1711/330
HILONOT AVBL
KANEOHE BAY BUOY020677N/A9/148/340
HANALEI KAUAI020177N/A16/1515/320
Kahului Harbor02007577N/A
Honolulu Harbor030077761016.8
Kilo NaluNOT AVBL
Hilo Harbor030077761016.6
Mokuoloe020076771016.3
Nawiliwili030075791016.7
WHOTS BUOYNOT AVBL
BUOY 51028NOT AVBL
$$

WIND OBSERVATIONS

Observations listed in HST. HST is UTC - 10 hours.

StationDateTimeDirectionSpeedGust
PrincevilleMSGMSGMSGMSG
Moloaa Dairy11Feb1616:459239
Lihue11Feb1617:0058MSG
Poipu11Feb1617:0062615
Port Allen11Feb1616:44282913
Makaha Ridge11Feb1617:1124637
Mana11Feb1616:34307610
Barking SandsMSGMSGMSGMSG
Puu Lua11Feb1616:3524835
Puu Opae11Feb1616:34251512
Waimea Heights11Feb1616:35256715

SYNOPSIS

FEB 11 2016 15:31:00 HST
FEB 12 2016 01:31:00 UTC

SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS:
A surface ridge about 300 nm north of Kauai will remain nearly stationary until Saturday. The ridge will shift east on Saturday and Sunday as a front approaches from the northwest. A stronger high will build northwest of the area Sunday through Tuesday as the front transitions to a shear line, and nears Kauai on Tuesday.


5 DAY FORECAST


KAUAI LEEWARD WATERS-
FEB 11 2016 15:31:00 HST
FEB 12 2016 01:31:00 UTC

Headlines
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

TONIGHT
East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Northwest swell 11 ft.

FRIDAY
East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Northwest swell 8 ft.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Northwest swell 5 ft.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Northwest swell 4 ft.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Northwest swell 5 ft increasing to 7 ft after midnight.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Northwest swell 8 ft.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 8 ft. Isolated showers.

MONDAY
Northeast winds 20 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft. Northwest swell 6 to 7 ft. Scattered showers.

TUESDAY
Northeast winds to 25 kt. Wind waves 8 ft. Northwest swell 5 to 6 ft. Showers likely.


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