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NWS Forecast

FZPN40 PHFO 220430
HSFNP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
0500 UTC SAT NOV 22 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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

NORTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 30N BETWEEN 140W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 0000 UTC NOV 22 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC NOV 23 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC NOV 24 2014.

.WARNINGS.

GALE WARNING

.COLD FRONT RAPIDLY APPROACHING FORECAST AREA FROM NW.
.36 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 35 KT NW OF A LINE FROM 30N173E TO
25N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N163W TO 28N160E. WINDS 30 TO 40 KT N
OF 28N W OF 168E. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE N OF 20N W OF 175E.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.STATIONARY FRONT FROM 30N166W TO 26N177W TO 24N166E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST DEVELOPING COLD FRONT FROM 30N166W TO 26N172W TO
22N177W.
.36 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N161W TO 28N168W TO 22N176W. WINDS
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT N OF 28N WITHIN 300 NM E OF FRONT. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N156W TO 25N162W TO 22N169W. WINDS
20 TO 30 KT N OF 25N WITHIN 300 NM E OF FRONT. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT
OVER FORECAST WATERS NW OF FRONT.

.HIGH NEAR 29N140W 1024 MB MOVING NE 10 KT. RIDGE FROM HIGH TO
27N150W TO 26N162W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HIGH MOVED JUST NE OF FORECAST AREA NEAR 32N136W
1026 MB. RIDGE FROM HIGH TO 27N150W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST HIGH MOVED FAR NE OF FORECAST AREA. RIDGE FROM
30N140W TO 25N148W.

.RIDGE DEVELOPING OVER FORECAST AREA.
.48 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 30N177W TO 21N169W.

.OTHERWISE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT BETWEEN A LINE FROM 24N140W TO 18N160W
TO 18N160E AND LATITUDE 07N. ALSO WINDS 20 TO 30 KT NW OF A LINE
FROM 30N177E TO 22N160E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT BETWEEN A LINE FROM 25N140W TO
19N163W AND LATITUDE 09N ALSO WINDS 20 TO 30 KT FROM 30N TO 07N
BETWEEN 179W AND 160E.
.36 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 21N TO 10N E OF 149W. ALSO
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT FROM 30N TO 10N BETWEEN 176W AND 173E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT FROM 21N TO 10N E OF 149W. ALSO
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT FROM 25N TO 12N BETWEEN 167E AND 169W.

.WINDS 20 KT OR LESS REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.SEAS 8 TO 11 FT BETWEEN A LINE FROM 22N140W TO 19N156W TO 17N172W
AND 07N. ALSO SEAS 8 TO 9 FT FROM 29N TO 23N W OF 171E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 10 FT BETWEEN A LINE FROM 30N140W TO
18N165W AND LATITUDE 07N. ALSO SEAS 8 TO 12 FT NW OF A LINE FROM
30N155W TO 25N177W TO 18N160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 10 FT FROM 22N TO 08N BETWEEN 151W AND
140W. ALSO SEAS 8 TO 15 FT N OF A LINE FROM 26N140W TO 25N152W TO
12N179W TO 14N160E.

.SEAS 8 FT OR LOWER REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.ITCZ FROM 09N140W TO 05N154W TO 08N169W TO 05N179W. SCATTERED
MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 300 NM N OF ITCZ BETWEEN 154W AND
169W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS ELSEWHERE WITHIN 480 NM OF ITCZ W OF
154W AND WITHIN 240 NM OF ITCZ E OF 154W.

.OTHERWISE ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS S OF 08S W OF 179W.


.FORECASTER A BEDAL. HONOLULU HI.