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Marine Weather and Tides
Kaunakakai, HI

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Sunrise 5:58AMSunset 7:06PM Friday July 28, 2017 3:04 AM HST (13:04 UTC) Moonrise 11:10AMMoonset 11:21PM Illumination 24% 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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PHZ120 Pailolo Channel- 936 Pm Hst Thu Jul 27 2017
Rest of tonight..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered showers.
Friday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. Isolated showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon.
Friday night..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered showers.
Saturday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. SWell east 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Saturday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. SWell east 3 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Sunday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. SWell east 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Sunday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. SWell east 4 feet. Isolated showers in the evening. Scattered showers after midnight.
Monday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. SWell east 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Tuesday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. SWell east 4 feet. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 936 Pm Hst Thu Jul 27 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. Surface high pressure far northeast of the aloha state will maintain trade winds through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kaunakakai, HI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
848 pm hst Thu jul 27 2017

Synopsis
Moisture associated with the remnants of greg will bring
increased humidity and more showery weather beginning later
tonight, some of which may be heavy on Friday. Most of the showers
will affect windward areas, but showers will also reach leeward
sections of the smaller islands, while leeward big island slopes
could see a few afternoon downpours over the next couple of days.

A trend toward drier trade wind weather is expected Saturday and
Saturday night, with more typical trade wind weather then
continuing through the middle of next week. High pressure north
of the state will drive primarily moderate trade winds for the
next week.

Discussion
Currently at the surface, the remnant trough of former tropical
cyclone greg is located around 450 miles east-southeast of hilo.

Meanwhile, a 1027 mb high centered around 1500 miles northeast of
honolulu, continues to drive moderate trade winds across the
island chain this evening. Infrared satellite imagery shows partly
to mostly cloudy skies moving into windward areas, with partly
cloudy skies across leeward sections of molokai, oahu and kauai.

Over maui and the big island, jet stream cirrus is resulting in
mostly cloudy conditions. Radar imagery shows scattered showers
moving into windward areas with the trades, with a few of these
showers drifting into leeward areas as well. Main short term
concern revolves around the potential for heavy rain over the next
day or two as the remnants of greg pass just to the south of the
island chain.

Rest of tonight,
the airmass this evening remains relatively dry with mimic total
precipitable water (pw) imagery indicating values of around 1.1
to 1.3 inches across the state. Just upstream of the islands
however, pw values increase above 1.5 inches, with values up to 2
inches around 200 miles east of hilo. The airmass will continue
to moisten up overnight as these higher pw values begin to
overspread the island chain. Shower activity is expected to
remain fairly scattered through the evening, but we should see an
increase in shower coverage after midnight, with some locally
heavy showers possibly moving into windward areas, particularly on
the big island, toward morning.

Friday and Friday night,
showery weather is expected across much of the state as pw values
increase into the 1.7 to 2.1 inch range, highest over the eastern
end of the island chain. Aloft, an upper level disturbance
overhead will act to erode the inversion over much of the area,
allowing the depth of deep moisture to increase significantly. As
a result, some of the shower activity could be heavy, particularly
over windward areas. With the trade winds expected to continue at
moderate levels, the threat for flash flooding does not appear
high enough to warrant the issuance of a flash flood watch at this
time. We will re-evaluate this once the 12z soundings have
arrived as this will give a better indication of the threat for
flash flooding. Conditions will become quite humid across the area
as well, with dewpoints rising into the lower 70s in most areas.

Moderate trade winds will prevail, with showers most frequent
over windward areas. Showers will reach leeward areas more
regularly however, given the higher moisture depth and prevailing
trade wind flow.

Saturday and Saturday night,
the plume of higher pw air will continue to affect the big island
through the day on Saturday, but a drying trend is expected across
the smaller islands by Saturday afternoon. Conditions are then
expected to begin drying out and stabilizing over the big island
Saturday night. As a result, we will likely continue to see
showery trade wind weather affecting windward areas of all islands
through Saturday morning, with the shower coverage dropping off
across the smaller islands Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

Across the big island, wet conditions are expected to continue
for windward areas through the day on Saturday, with localized
downpours also affecting leeward slopes. Shower coverage should
begin to decrease across the big island Saturday night as the
drier more stable airmass works its way in. Showers will continue
to favor windward areas through the period, with a stray shower
reaching leeward areas of the smaller islands from time to time.

Moderate trade winds are expected to prevail.

Sunday through next Thursday,
a dry and stable trade wind pattern is expected Sunday through
Monday, with lower than normal shower coverage. A more typical
trade wind pattern will then return Monday through late next week
as the airmass moistens up. Showers will continue to favor
windward and mauka areas through the period, with a stray shower
reaching leeward locales mainly during the overnight and early
morning hours.

Aviation
A high pressure center far north of the hawaiian islands will keep
moderate strength northeasterly tradewinds in the forecast.

Remnant moisture from former tropical cyclone greg will move into
the islands early Friday morning with increasing showers and
periods of MVFR conditions expected, especially over north and
eastern slopes of all islands. The big island eastern slopes are
forecast to be MVFR ceilings in showers most of the day. Scattered
showers with more isolated MVFR conditions are forecast
elsewhere.

No airmets are in effect. Airmet sierra for mountain obscurations
are likely by Friday morning.

Marine
Surface high pressure far northeast of the islands will maintain
moderate trade winds during the next several days. The latest
forecast continues to indicate trade wind speeds will remain
below the small craft advisory threshold over the typically windy
waters adjacent to the islands of maui county and the big island
into early next week. Note that an area of enhanced tropical
moisture associated with former tropical cyclone greg is expected
to move into the islands from the east starting early Friday.

Although we do not anticipate any major change to our typical
trade wind weather conditions, mariners should expect to see an
increase in low clouds and showers over some parts of the coastal
waters from Friday into this weekend.

The moderate trade winds will keep moderate choppy surf along
along east facing shores of most islands into early next week. In
addition, the wave model guidance continues to indicate mid- to
long period east swells from distant east pacific tropical
cyclones irwin and hillary may arrive in the islands starting this
weekend. Once they arrive, these swells will need to be monitored
into the middle of next week for more specific details on the
timing and resultant surf heights along east facing shores. In
addition, we will also need to determine if this swell combined
with the trade wind waves might produce surf approaching the high
surf advisory criteria along some windward shorelines.

A small mid- to long period west swell produced by distant
typhoon in the west pacific is expected to spread across the area
from Friday into this weekend. Therefore, some exposed west
facing shores could see a small bump in surf. However, niihau and
kauai will likely block much of this swell energy from the west
facing shores of the remaining islands.

Elsewhere, a series of small mid- to long period south, southeast
and southwest swells will produce small background surf along most
south facing shores through the middle of next week.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
None.

Discussion... Jelsema
aviation... Bohlin
marine... Houston


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
51205 32 mi56 min 80°F5 ft
KLIH1 - 1615680 - Kahului Bay, Maui, HI 33 mi53 min NNE 9.9 G 13 77°F 81°F1014.5 hPa
51202 - Mokapu Point, HI (098) 41 mi61 min 80°F5 ft
OOUH1 - 1612340 - Honolulu, HI 47 mi53 min NNE 1.9 G 5.1 77°F 81°F1015.7 hPa
MOKH1 - 1612480 - Mokuoloe, HI 47 mi89 min E 6 G 9.9 80°F 82°F1015.3 hPa
51210 47 mi35 min 80°F4 ft
51207 47 mi40 min 79°F4 ft

Wind History for Kahului, Kahului Harbor, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kaunakakai, Molokai Airport, HI6 mi71 minNE 610.00 miOvercast77°F69°F77%1015.3 hPa
Lanai City, Lanai Airport, HI22 mi69 minENE 510.00 miFair68°F66°F93%1014.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kaunakakai, Molokai (Hawaii)
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Kaunakakai
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Fri -- 02:06 AM HST     0.16 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:00 AM HST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:30 AM HST     1.30 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:10 AM HST     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:43 PM HST     0.67 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:08 PM HST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:52 PM HST     1.59 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:20 PM HST     Moonset
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0.50.30.20.20.40.70.91.21.31.31.210.80.70.70.80.91.21.41.51.61.51.31

Tide / Current Tables for Kamalo Harbor, Molokai Island, Hawaii
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Kamalo Harbor
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Fri -- 02:00 AM HST     0.10 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:00 AM HST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:05 AM HST     1.32 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:09 AM HST     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:39 PM HST     0.66 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:07 PM HST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:20 PM HST     1.60 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:20 PM HST     Moonset
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0.40.20.10.20.40.711.21.31.31.110.80.70.70.811.21.51.61.61.41.20.9

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