Monday, March18, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Lahaina, HI

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:30AMSunset 6:37PM Monday March 18, 2019 3:26 PM HST (01:26 UTC) Moonrise 4:35PMMoonset 4:54AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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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PHZ119 Maalaea Bay- 933 Am Hst Mon Mar 18 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through early Tuesday morning...
Rest of today..North winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 3 feet.
Tonight..North winds 20 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less.
Tuesday..North winds 15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less.
Tuesday night..North winds 15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday..North winds 15 knots in the morning becoming variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday night..North winds 15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less.
Thursday..North winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 3 feet.
Friday..North winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 933 Am Hst Mon Mar 18 2019
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. High pressure will build north of the area through Tuesday. The associated ridge will shift south over the area by Wednesday as another front passes to the north. High pressure will then again build north of the state late this week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lahaina, HI
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Area Discussion for -
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Fxhw60 phfo 181939
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
939 am hst Mon mar 18 2019

Synopsis
High pressure north of the islands will continue to bring trade
winds to the islands through the week. A dry trade wind pattern
with cooler temperatures will continue into Tuesday, with an
uptick in showers during the middle of the week. Winds are
expected to increase again at the end of the week as a front again
approaches from the northwest.

Discussion
High pressure to the north-northwest of the islands continues to
move to the east. Strong trade wind inversions were noted on the
overnight soundings around 7000 feet with a dry airmass over the
islands. As a result, few showers are being carried in on the
trade wind flow. Temperatures are still on the cooler side behind
the front that passed through the islands yesterday.

The high will be moving to the east, which will turn winds to a
more easterly direction. Satellite derived precipitable water (pw)
shows a dry airmass extending a ways upstream of the islands, so
expecting few showers into the middle of the week.

Heading into the second half of the week, another cold front will
be approaching the islands from the northwest. The front will
continue to push the high eastward, with lighter winds in store
for Wednesday, before they increase again ahead of the approaching
front.

There is some model disagreement with the ECMWF washing out the
front just north of kauai, with the GFS bringing at least some of
the front to the northern islands before washing it out over the
central islands. Both models show an uptick in shower activity,
but also preserve a trade wind flow. Will be monitoring future
model runs.

Aviation
A surface high north of the area will maintain northeast trade
winds over the main hawaiian islands today. The winds will veer
out of the east tomorrow as the high moves east. A ridge aloft to
the southwest of the area will keep the atmosphere stable. The low
level winds will carry stable, broken low clouds over northeast
sections of the islands with scattered clouds over southwest
sections. The high, interior areas of the big island of hawaii and
maui will remain clear. There may be isolated MVFR ceilings over
northeast sections, butVFR conditions will prevail.

No airmets are in effect and none are expected through Tuesday.

Marine
Fresh to strong north-northeast winds associated with high
pressure building to the north will shift out of the east tonight
into Tuesday. A brief period of light and variable winds will
become a possibility through the midweek time frame as the ridge
shifts south over the area due to a passing front to the north. A
return of fresh to strong trade winds will be possible Thursday
into next weekend as high pressure builds north of the area in the
wake of the passing front.

Surf along north and west facing shores will hold above warning
levels today, then drop to advisory levels Tuesday as the large
north-northwest swell gradually eases. For more details regarding
the potential impacts associated with the large surf see the
latest high surf warning that remains in effect until 6 pm hst
today.

The active pattern across the northern pacific will continue
through the week with overlapping long-period northwest swells
expected Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night. These
reinforcements will be similar in size, which will keep the surf
around advisory levels for north and west facing shores each day.

The northwest swell Wednesday and Wednesday night will be the
largest of the three, which could drive the surf toward warning
levels around its peak.

Surf along east facing shores will remain small through midweek,
then rise Friday into the weekend as strong trades return locally
and upstream. Surf along south facing shores will remain small
through the week with mainly background southerly pulses moving
through.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
High surf warning until 6 pm hst this evening for niihau-kauai
windward-kauai leeward-waianae coast-oahu north shore-oahu
koolau-molokai-maui windward west-maui central valley-windward
haleakala-big island north and east.

High surf advisory until 6 pm hst this evening for kona.

Small craft advisory until 6 am hst Tuesday for all hawaiian
waters-
discussion... M ballard
aviation... Donaldson
marine... Kino


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KLIH1 - 1615680 - Kahului Bay, Maui, HI 11 mi45 min N 9.9 G 14 72°F 1017.1 hPa
51205 17 mi27 min 75°F16 ft
51213 19 mi57 min 77°F4 ft
51202 - Mokapu Point, HI (098) 65 mi57 min 75°F8 ft

Wind History for Kahului, Kahului Harbor, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lahaina - West Maui, HI10 mi37 minNNE 18 G 2515.00 miA Few Clouds and Breezy75°F55°F50%1016.3 hPa
Kahului, Kahului Airport, HI13 mi33 minNE 1510.00 miA Few Clouds79°F54°F42%1017.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
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Lahaina
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Mon -- 01:44 AM HST     2.31 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:53 AM HST     Moonset
Mon -- 06:32 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:32 AM HST     -0.00 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 02:07 PM HST     1.23 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:34 PM HST     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:37 PM HST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:36 PM HST     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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22.22.32.11.71.20.70.3000.20.50.81.11.21.20.90.60.2-0-00.20.51.1

Tide / Current Tables for Kahului, Kahului Harbor, Hawaii
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Kahului
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Mon -- 01:15 AM HST     2.57 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:52 AM HST     Moonset
Mon -- 06:31 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:48 AM HST     0.37 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 12:55 PM HST     1.46 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:34 PM HST     Moonrise
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Mon -- 06:56 PM HST     -0.33 feet Low Tide
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2.42.62.52.21.71.20.70.40.40.50.81.11.41.51.310.60.1-0.2-0.3-0.20.30.91.5

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