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Small Craft Advisory for Kauai Channel until 2017-12-15T16:00:00

WHHW70 PHFO 150136
MWWHFO

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
336 PM HST Thu Dec 14 2017

...VERY LARGE NORTH NORTHWEST SWELL AND STRONG TO GALE FORCE
WINDS...

.A large north-northwest swell will slowly subside through
Saturday, but combined seas will remain above the advisory
threshold of 10 feet tonight for waters exposed to the large
swell. A high to the north and a trough to the east will produce
strong to near- gale force northeast winds for most waters, and
gales for the Alenuihaha Channel through tonight as well. Seas
will decrease as the swell subsides and winds will diminish as the
trough moves over the area Friday into the weekend.

PHZ110>120-122>124-151445-
/O.CON.PHFO.SC.Y.0060.000000T0000Z-171215T1600Z/
Kauai Northwest Waters-Kauai Windward Waters-Kauai Leeward Waters-
Kauai Channel-Oahu Windward Waters-Oahu Leeward Waters-
Kaiwi Channel-Maui County Windward Waters-
Maui County Leeward Waters-Maalaea Bay-Pailolo Channel-
Big Island Windward Waters-Big Island Leeward Waters-
Big Island Southeast Waters-
336 PM HST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST FRIDAY...

* Winds and Seas...Northeast winds to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that winds 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
600 PM HST THU DEC 14 2017
PHZ110>124-180-150500-
BUOY REPORTS
STATION/POSITIONTIMETEMPWINDPRESWAVESWELL
AIRSEADIR/SP/GHT/PERHT/DIR
(UTC)(F)(DEG/KT/KT)(MB)(FT/S)(FT/D)
Buoy 5100103507160/ 17/ 231021.0R9/108
Buoy 511010350717550/ 19/ 231021.4R10/118/340
Buoy 51100NOT AVBL
Buoy 5100203507650/ 16/ 191012.3R12/ 910/ 20
Buoy 510030350747840/ 21/ 251014.9R13/158/320
Buoy 5100403507510/ 19/ 251011.9R13/1610/330
WAIMEA BAY#030275N/A12/1510/320
MOKAPU POINT#033476N/A9/145/350
LANAI#NOT AVBL
BARBERS PT 2#NOT AVBL
PAUWELA#033077N/A12/148/320
HILO#035777N/A12/158/330
KANEOHE BAY#NOT AVBL
KANEOHE BAY 2#NOT AVBL
HANALEI#035276N/A13/1410/320
Kahului Harbor0342717540/ 24/ 291016.2R
Honolulu Harbor0348717760/ 9/ 191017.4R
PEARL HARBOR#033077N/A2/10
Kilo NaluNOT AVBL
Hilo Harbor0348697410/ 22/ 271014.9R
Mokuoloe0336727430/ 22/ 261017.2R
Nawiliwili03487110/ 15/ 231017.9R
WHOTS BUOYNOT AVBL
BUOY 51028NOT AVBL
$$

WIND OBSERVATIONS

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

StationDateTimeDirectionSpeedGust
Kahuku14Dec1717:0039818
Kahuku Trng14Dec1716:592421123
Kii14Dec1716:45381927
Oahu Forest NWR14Dec1717:36431634
Kaneohe MCBHMSGMSGMSGMSG
Bellows14Dec1717:00381927
Honolulu AP14Dec1717:002916
Honouliuli FWSMSGMSGMSGMSG
Waiawa FWSMSGMSGMSGMSG
Schofield BrksMSG201MSGMSG
Schofield SouthMSGMSGMSGMSG
Wheeler AAF14Dec1717:3014716
Kalaeloa14Dec1717:004917
Palehua14Dec1717:3623622
Waianae Valley14Dec1717:372721036
Waianae Harbor14Dec1717:1541213
Makua Range14Dec1716:582601534
Kuaokala14Dec1717:3652742

SYNOPSIS

DEC 13 2017 23:34:00 HST
DEC 14 2017 19:34:00 UTC

Synopsis for Hawaiian coastal waters:
A large, northwest swell will slowly subside through Saturday. A ridge will remain north of the area. A trough to the east will move west across the area through early next week.


5 DAY FORECAST


Kauai Channel-
DEC 13 2017 23:34:00 HST
DEC 14 2017 19:34:00 UTC

Headlines
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

REST OF TODAY
Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 9 feet. Northwest swell 10 feet. Isolated showers.

TONIGHT
Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 9 feet. Northwest swell 8 feet. Isolated showers.

FRIDAY
Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 8 feet. Northwest swell 7 feet. Isolated showers through the day.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 20 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. North swell 6 feet. Scattered showers.

SATURDAY
North winds 15 knots in the morning becoming variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 6 feet. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Winds variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 6 feet. Scattered showers.

SUNDAY
Winds variable less than 10 knots becoming southwest 10 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 5 to 6 feet. Scattered showers.

MONDAY
Southwest winds 10 knots becoming variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 5 to 6 feet. Scattered showers.


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