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NWS Forecast

FZPN40 PHFO 131535
HSFNP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1700 UTC SAT FEB 13 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 1200 UTC FEB 13 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC FEB 14 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC FEB 15 2016.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.COLD FRONT FROM 30N165W TO 25N173W TO 20N179W TO 15N171E TO 12N160E.
FRONT MOVING E 20 KT N OF 22N AND SE 10 KT S OF 22N. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT
N OF 25N WITHIN 240 NM E OF FRONT...AND ALSO N OF 20N WITHIN 1500 NM
W OF FRONT...AND ALSO WITHIN 600 NM N OF FRONT W OF 179W. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT
OVER FORECAST WATERS NW OF FRONT.SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE OVER FORECAST
WATERS NW OF A LINE FROM 30N160W TO 25N168W TO 20N176W TO 15N174E TO
11N160E. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N158W TO 23N165W TO 19N173W TO 13N171E
TO 12N160E. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT N OF 28N WITHIN 120 NM E OF FRONT...AND
ALSO WITHIN 720 NM N AND W OF FRONT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FT WITHIN A POLYGON
BOUNDED BY 30N171E 30N158W 10N173E 08N160E 19N160E 30N171E. SEAS 8 TO
12 FT ELSEWHERE WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 30N163E 30N154W 16N165W
01N178W 03N160E 25N160E 30N163E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 30N151W TO 23N161W TO 19N173W TO 13N171E
TO 12N160E. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 600 NM N AND W OF FRONT. SEAS 12 TO
16 FT WITHIN 300 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 30N162W 18N176W 13N160E.
ADDITIONAL SEAS INCLUDED BELOW.

.RIDGE FROM 30N146W TO 19N170W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 30N146W TO 22N163W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 30N146W TO 26N153W.

.RIDGE FROM 27N160E TO 24N173E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 30N164E TO 25N176W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE SHIFTED N OF FORECAST AREA.

.RIDGE BUILDING OVER FORECAST AREA.
.48 HOUR FORECAST RIDGE FROM 27N160E TO 23N173E.

OTHERWISE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT SE OF A LINE FROM 25N140W TO 04N165W

AND ALSO WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 15N171E 03N175W 03N160E 12N160E
15N171E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST  WINDS 20 TO 30 KT SE OF A LINE FROM 30N143W TO
21N157W TO 04N173W. ALSO WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED
BY 19N173W 03N179W 05N160E 12N160E 13N171E 19N173W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 23N161W
20N140W 02N161W 04N175E 04N160E 12N160E 13N171E 19N173W 23N161W.

.WINDS 20 KT OR LESS REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.OTHERWISE SEAS 12 TO 14 FT E OF A LINE FROM 20N140W TO 05N160W. SEAS
8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE SE OF A LINE FROM 30N144W TO 20N153W TO 08N173E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 12 FT SE OF A LINE FROM 27N140W TO 02N172W.

48 HOUR FORECAST
EXCEPT AS NOTED IN WARNING SECTION ABOVE...SEAS 8 TO
12 FT ELSEWHERE WITHIN A POLYGON BOUNDED BY 30N177E 30N145W 23N140W
05N140W 14N145W 03N155W 00N167W 00N175W 03N160E 23N160E 30N178E.

.SEAS 8 FT OR LOWER REMAINDER FORECAST AREA.

.ITCZ FROM 04N140W TO 04N153W TO 05N165W TO 00N175W. SCATTERED MODERATE
 TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 240 NM S OF ITCZ E OF 165W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS
ELSEWHERE WITHIN 300 NM OF ITCZ.

.OTHERWISE ISOLATED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS S OF A LINE FROM 10N179E
TO 04N160E.



.FORECASTER BEDAL. HONOLULU HI.