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NWS Forecast

FZPN40 PHFO 231030
HSFNP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1100 UTC THU OCT 23 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 0600 UTC OCT 23 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC OCT 24 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC OCT 25 2014.

.WARNINGS.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING

.TROPICAL STORM ANA NEAR 25.5N 168.4W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT
GUSTS 45 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 130 NM NE...90 NM
SE...0 NM SW...110 NM NW. SEAS 12 FT WITHIN 130 NM NE...90 NM SE...
70 NM SW...120 NM NW. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 8 TO 12 FT
ELSEWHERE WITHIN 200 NM N SEMICIRCLE AND 100 NM S SEMICIRCLE.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ANA NEAR 28.3N 169.7W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN
110 NM N SEMICIRCLE...90 NM SE...20 NM SW. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE WITHIN 240 NM N SEMICIRCLE AND 120 NM S
SEMICIRCLE.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ANA MOVED N OF AREA NEAR 31.4N
167.8W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 50 KT GUSTS 60 KT. TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS WITHIN 120 NM E SEMICIRCLE AND 90 NM SW. WINDS 20 TO 33
KT ELSEWHERE WITHIN 180 NM S SEMICIRCLE.

FORECAST WINDS NEAR TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION
DUE TO FORECAST UNCERTAINTY.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.FRONT 30N180W 25N178E 20N170E 19N160E MOVING E SLOWLY N OF 25N AND
STATIONARY ELSEWHERE. S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT N OF 27N BETWEEN
175W AND 178W. W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT N OF 29N BETWEEN 176E AND 172E.
ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM OF FRONT BETWEEN 177E AND 170E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT 30N178W 22N176E 19N160E. WINDS DIMINISHED TO
20 KT OR LESS.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT DISSIPATED.

.24 HOUR FORECAST NEW FRONT 30N140W 27N145W 27N153W 30N161W. NW TO
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT N OF FRONT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST 24N140W 22N148W 24N154W 27N159W. NE WINDS 20 TO 25
KT WITHIN 150 NM N OF FRONT.

.TROUGH 12N174E 02N165E MOVING W 10 KT. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS S OF
10N W OR 180W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH 12N169E 04N164E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED.

.TROUGH 09N140W 08N150W NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS
WITHIN 180 NM S OF TROUGH.

.RIDGE 29N140W 29N150W 30N155W MOVING SE 10 KT.

.RIDGE 30N173W 22N178W 17N171E 18N166E NEARLY STATIONARY.

.RIDGE 23N167E 26N160E NEARLY STATIONARY.

.SEAS 8 TO 13 FT NW OF LINE 30N177W 26N180W 17N160E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 11 FT N OF LINE 27N140W 26N150W 30N160W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 13 FT N OF LINE 23N140W 22N150W 30N160W.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.


.HONOLULU HI.