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Marine Weather and Tides
Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 5:46PM Saturday December 16, 2017 6:36 AM HST (16:36 UTC) Moonrise 5:31AMMoonset 5:01PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PHZ123 Big Island Leeward Waters- 312 Am Hst Sat Dec 16 2017
Today..South winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 4 feet. Haze. Scattered showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tonight..Southeast winds 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Haze. Isolated showers.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Haze through the day. Isolated showers in the morning. Scattered showers in the afternoon.
Sunday night..Winds variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Haze. Scattered showers.
Monday..Northeast winds 10 knots in the morning becoming variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Haze. Scattered showers.
Monday night..North winds 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Haze. Isolated showers.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 10 knots veering east in the evening, then becoming variable less than 10 knots after midnight. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Haze. Isolated showers.
Wednesday..Winds variable less than 10 knots becoming north 10 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. North swell 4 to 6 feet. Haze. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 312 Am Hst Sat Dec 16 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. Winds and seas will continue to subside today, as a low pressure trough moves westward over the state. This trough will produce light winds over the area through early next week, then northeast winds will increase across western sections on Tuesday as a cold front moves in.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI
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Area Discussion for -
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
412 am hst Sat dec 16 2017

Synopsis
Upper-level low pressure combined with pockets of enhanced
moisture will continue to produce periods of rainfall with
the possibility of locally heavy downpours and a slight chance
of thunderstorms into tonight. A brief respite from the active
weather pattern is expected from late Sunday into Monday.

However, increasing rainfall is possible again late Monday and
Tuesday as an upper-level trough moves over the islands from the
northwest.

Discussion
A nearly north to south oriented surface trough, which appears to
be in the vicinity of maui county, is slowly tracking westward.

The presence of this feature has caused the gradient to weaken
across the islands early this morning. Aloft, middle and upper-
tropospheric lows are located around 265 miles north of hilo. The
surface trough described above is a reflection of these nearly
stationary system. The close proximity of these lows to the
islands has destabilized the atmosphere over the state. The early
morning hilo balloon sounding indicated no significant low-level
inversion. Satellite imagery and radar reflectivity data show
scattered to broken low- and mid-level clouds with embedded
numerous showers streaming down from the north in the vicinity of
kauai and oahu, and just southwest of maui county. There are
fewer clouds and showers near the big island.

The lows aloft are expected to remain just northeast of the
islands today, and then slowly pull away toward the north later
tonight and Sunday. The surface trough will eventually move
westward over the western end of the island chain today and
tonight. Pockets of locally enhanced moisture will also continue
to move over the islands, which will produce wet weather across
most of the state into tonight. In addition, the unstable
atmosphere may cause locally heavy downpours and a slight chance
of thunderstorms. The light and variable surface winds will also
allow local sea breezes to develop this afternoon, and possibly
Sunday. The sea breezes may provide additional support for deep
convection over some of the islands later today.

The cold air aloft associated with the upper lows may bring near
freezing temperatures on haleakala summit. The moisture is already
deep enough to reach the summit, so a winter weather advisory
remains in effect for mount haleakala above 9 thousand feet due
to the potential of freezing rain. See the winter weather message
(wswhfo) product on our website for more information.

The upper lows will eventually lift away to the north Sunday,
which may provide a brief respite from the active weather from
late Sunday into Monday. However, an upper-level trough is
forecast to dig down toward the islands from the northwest, as
deep tropical moisture pushes up from the southeast from late
Monday through Tuesday. This may result in widespread showers
across most of the islands. In addition, a cold front (or two) may
sweep down across the islands from the northwest late next week.

Aviation
A cut off low north of the state will continue to produce
enhanced showers and clouds over the islands today. Heavier
shower activity will favor mountain areas and north through east
slopes of maui, molokai, oahu and kauai. Drier air continues to
linger over the big island limiting clouds and showers for both
islands this morning. Slight chances for thunderstorms remain in
the forecast.

Airmet sierra remains in effect for tempo mountain obscuration
over the entire island of lanai along with north through east
sections of maui, molokai, oahu and kauai. This airmet will likely
continue through the morning hours.

Marine
A surface trough located near maui county will continue to drift
westward across the coastal waters through the weekend. This
trough has already lowered the winds over the eastern waters. The
weakening trend should proceed into the western waters today.

Winds should remain light to gentle across the entire area from
tonight through early next week.

Nearshore pacioos buoys show seas lingering around 10 feet across
the windward waters, and we have extended the small craft
advisory through noon today. Seas should drop below advisory
criteria by this afternoon.

Lingering short-period northeasterly swell may continue to produce
minimal advisory-level surf along east facing shores this morning,
and we have also extended the high surf advisory for those shores
through noon today. Surf should drop below advisory levels by this
afternoon.

A small northwest swell will produce surf well below advisory
levels tonight through Monday, then a larger north-northwest
swell may produce surf approaching advisory levels late Tuesday
into Wednesday. An even larger north swell may affect the area
late next week.

Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible across
parts of the coastal and offshore waters today and tonight
due to a nearby upper level trough.

See the collaborative nearshore swell and wind forecast for
details on expected swell and resulting surf.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
High surf advisory until noon hst today for east facing shores
of kauai, oahu, molokai, maui, and the big island.

Winter weather advisory until noon hst today for haleakala
summit.

Small craft advisory until noon hst today for kauai northwest
waters-kauai windward waters-kauai leeward waters-kauai channel-
oahu windward waters-kaiwi channel-maui county windward waters-
big island windward waters.

Discussion... Houston
aviation... Bohlin
marine... Jacobson


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KWHH1 37 mi48 min NNE 2.9 G 5.1 71°F 77°F1010.6 hPa
ILOH1 - 1617760 - Hilo, HI 40 mi150 min SSW 5.1 G 7 63°F 76°F1010.1 hPa
51206 45 mi39 min 75°F9 ft

Wind History for Kawaihae, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kailua / Kona, Keahole Airport, HI17 mi43 minSSE 810.00 miPartly Cloudy71°F55°F57%1010.3 hPa
Bradshaw Army Air Field / Hawaii, HI22 mi40 minSE 410.00 miFair39°F36°F88%1011.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kailua Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
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Kailua Kona
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Sat -- 02:56 AM HST     2.20 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:32 AM HST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:51 AM HST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:53 AM HST     0.36 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:28 PM HST     0.92 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:01 PM HST     Moonset
Sat -- 05:48 PM HST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:12 PM HST     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.41.82.12.22.11.81.410.60.40.40.40.60.80.90.90.80.50.30.1-0.1-00.20.6

Tide / Current Tables for Kailua Kona, Hawaii Island, Hawaii
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Kailua Kona
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Sat -- 03:08 AM HST     2.16 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:32 AM HST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:51 AM HST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:32 AM HST     0.51 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:18 PM HST     1.25 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:01 PM HST     Moonset
Sat -- 05:48 PM HST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:29 PM HST     -0.14 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.21.722.22.11.81.410.70.50.50.70.91.11.21.210.70.40.1-0.1-0.10.10.5

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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GOES Local Image of Hawaii    EDIT
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Wind Forecast for (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station South Shore, HI
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