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Marine Weather and Tides
Kalaoa, HI

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Sunrise 6:09AMSunset 6:13PM Monday September 25, 2017 10:46 AM HST (20:46 UTC) Moonrise 11:00AMMoonset 10:30PM Illumination 27% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 928 Am Hst Mon Sep 25 2017
Today..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...northeast 10 knots near south point. Wind waves 3 feet. Isolated showers in the morning. Haze through the day.
Tonight..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...northeast 15 knots near south point. Wind waves 4 feet. Haze through the night. Isolated showers through the night.
Tuesday..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...northeast 10 knots near kawaihae. Wind waves 4 feet. Haze.
Tuesday night..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...east 10 knots near south point. Wind waves 5 feet. Haze through the night. Isolated showers through the night.
Wednesday..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...northeast 15 knots near south point. Wind waves 5 feet. Haze.
Wednesday night..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...east 15 knots near south point. Wind waves 5 feet. Haze through the night. Isolated showers through the night.
Thursday..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...east 15 knots near south point. Wind waves 5 feet. Haze. Isolated showers.
Friday..Winds variable less than 10 knots west of the big island...east 15 knots near south point. Wind waves 5 feet. Haze. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 928 Am Hst Mon Sep 25 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. A weak trough will approach and move over the waters today through Wednesday. A frontal boundary will stall north of the waters and dissipate Thursday through Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kalaoa, HI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
1029 am hst Mon sep 25 2017

Synopsis
A weak ridge to our north and a weak trough to our east will keep
the trades too light to override sea breezes today. Over the next
few days, a slow increase in the trades is expected as the ridge
strengthens. Locally breezy trades by Thursday will turn to
southeast winds Friday and Saturday with more humid conditions, as
well as increased cloudiness and showers.

Discussion
At the surface, a weak ridge is roughly 300 mi N of kauai,
extending SW to NE from there. In addition, a weak, slow-moving
trough is just E of the islands along 154w. The combination of
these two features is keeping the pressure gradient quite weak and
only enough to support gentle background trades. Diurnal island
circulations are overriding the trades in many areas. Water vapor
imagery shows a nearly stationary upper low about 400 mi NE of
hilo, but we are on the subsident side of this feature. Early
morning soundings confirmed a stout inversion near 7500 feet,
helping to keep our weather fairly quiet.

Expecting a fair amount of cloudiness to develop over interior
and leeward sections this afternoon once the winds switch to sea
breezes in most areas. There's enough low level moisture available
for some spotty short-lived showers but the inversion will keep a
lid on things. Should see considerable clearing tonight in most
areas, but the gentle background trades should keep a bit of
cloudiness and perhaps a shower or two for windward and mauka
sections.

Guidance shows the surface trough just to our E weakening tue, and
the ridge to the N strengthening a little. This will begin a very
gradual strengthening trend in our trades that will continue through
thu when trades reach locally breezy levels. Will probably be
making subtle upward adjustments to the wind grids for this
afternoon for the wed-thu time period to bring them more in line
with trends in the latest guidance. At the same time, a narrow
band of deeper moisture along and E of 150w is progged to push w
toward the islands in the trades, and may bring us a modest
increase in showers Tue night (starting near the big island)
through about Wed night or thu.

Changes look to be on the horizon for the end of the work week as
the models are showing a fall-like low developing to the NW of the
islands. The low itself will not have any direct effects on us,
but the local pressure gradient will turn the winds around to se
for a couple of days, with more than sufficient moisture for
showers and uncomfortable humidity. By Sunday there are huge
differences in the model guidance in whether or not the trades
come back, all tied to their handling of the surface low to the
nw.

Aviation
Brief MVFR conditions are possible over windward and mauka
sections in passing showers, being carried by the light to
moderate trade winds. The trades will be light enough to allow for
localized sea breezes over sheltered leeward areas, leading to
cloud buildups and possible showers during the afternoon.

OtherwiseVFR conditions will prevail.

No airmets are currently in effect and none are anticipated.

Marine
Light to moderate trades are expected to persist through the first
half of the week as a weak surface trough approaches the islands
from the east. A return of moderate to fresh trades are forecast
through the second half of the week as the trough departs to the
west. Some of the typically windier channel waters may even near
small craft advisory levels Thursday through Friday.

Surf along south facing shores will remain small through the week
with mainly a mix of background southeast and southwest swells
expected. The next long-period pulse out of the southwest should
fill in Tuesday night through midweek, leading to a slight
increase in surf.

Small, short period, northwest swell energy should be enough to
keep the surf from going flat along north facing shores through
the week. A reinforcing north-northwest swell should reach the
local waters late Wednesday through Thursday.

Surf along east facing shores will remain small through the first
half of the week as the trades locally and upstream of the state
remain light. Small and choppy surf will likely return as the
trades fill back in through the second half of the week.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
None.

R ballard bravender kodama


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KWHH1 23 mi46 min W 8 G 8.9 80°F 83°F1015 hPa (+0.6)
ILOH1 - 1617760 - Hilo, HI 53 mi46 min NNE 8 G 9.9 80°F 81°F1014.7 hPa (+0.5)
KLIH1 - 1615680 - Kahului Bay, Maui, HI 82 mi46 min N 7 G 8 78°F 82°F1015.4 hPa (+0.6)

Wind History for Kawaihae, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kailua / Kona, Keahole Airport, HI7 mi53 minNW 910.00 miPartly Cloudy83°F66°F57%1014.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kailua Kona, Hawaii Island, Hawaii
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Kailua Kona
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Mon -- 12:06 AM HST     0.22 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:13 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:12 AM HST     1.73 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:59 AM HST     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:31 PM HST     0.71 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:14 PM HST     1.19 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:17 PM HST     Sunset
Mon -- 10:30 PM HST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.20.30.50.81.11.41.61.71.71.51.310.80.70.70.811.11.21.21.10.90.70.5

Tide / Current Tables for Kailua Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
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Kailua Kona
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Mon -- 12:14 AM HST     0.40 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:13 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:23 AM HST     1.86 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:59 AM HST     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:23 PM HST     0.73 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:17 PM HST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:03 PM HST     1.08 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:30 PM HST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.40.40.60.91.21.51.71.81.81.71.51.210.80.70.70.80.911.110.90.80.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Ground Weather Radar Station Kohala, HI
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