Tuesday, November21, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Kaunakakai, HI

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Sunrise 6:39AMSunset 5:44PM Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:26 AM HST (21:26 UTC) Moonrise 9:23AMMoonset 8:38PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 952 Am Hst Tue Nov 21 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late this afternoon...
Rest of today..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less. North swell 10 feet. Isolated showers late in the morning.
Tonight..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less then 3 feet after midnight. North swell 9 feet decreasing to 7 feet after midnight. Isolated showers in the evening. Scattered showers after midnight.
Wednesday..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less then 3 feet in the afternoon. North swell 7 feet increasing to 9 feet in the afternoon. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. North swell 10 feet increasing to 12 feet after midnight. Isolated showers.
Thursday..Northeast winds to 30 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. North swell 12 feet. Isolated showers through the day.
Thursday night..Northeast winds to 30 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. North swell 12 feet decreasing to 10 feet after midnight. Isolated showers.
Friday..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 6 to 7 feet. Northeast swell 8 to 10 feet. Isolated showers.
Saturday..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Northeast swell 6 to 7 feet. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 952 Am Hst Tue Nov 21 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. Winds will veer slightly to the northeast today as low pressure northeast of the state weakens and moves farther away, while a lingering north swell keeps seas elevated. Strong high pressure will build northwest of the area during the second half of the week, resulting in strong and gusty northeast trade winds over the coastal waters. Another large north swell is expected to move through the area beginning late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kaunakakai, HI
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Area Discussion for -
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
1025 am hst Tue nov 21 2017

Synopsis
A surface trough about 800 miles east of the islands will weaken
and lift out to the northeast. A surface high far northwest of
the area will move southeast through thanksgiving day, then
dissipate. A strong new surface high will build far northwest of
the islands on Wednesday, then move southeast through early next
week. A trough aloft over the area will slowly weaken.

Discussion
The pressure gradient between a surface high far north of the area
and a trough to the east is producing gentle to fresh north to northeast
winds over the islands. Satellite water-vapor imagery continues to
show a persistent trough aloft extending north from over the islands.

Despite the trough, the atmosphere remains dry and stable. Balloon
soundings at 200 am showed strong temperature inversions near 5000
feet at lihue and 7700 feet at hilo. The winds are carrying isolated
showers over north sections of the islands. Rainfall has been generally
quite light, but clouds banking up over the northeast slopes of the
big island produced some rainfall totals over a quarter of an inch
during the past 12 hours.

The trough aloft has been producing strong west winds over the summits
of mauna kea and mauna loa on the big island of hawaii. The winds have
finally weakened enough to allow us to cancel the wind advisory for
the summits.

Over the next couple of days, the surface trough east of the area will
move northeast and weaken while the surface high moves southeast and
weakens. Winds over the islands will shift out of the northeast today.

The global models show a low-cloud band moving over kauai county from
the northwest this afternoon, reaching oahu and maui county Tuesday
night, and pushing down over the big island by tomorrow afternoon.

This cloud band will bring an increase in clouds and showers to windward
areas.

Starting tomorrow night, a strong new surface high far northwest of
the islands will start moving southeast. The northeast trade winds
over the islands will strengthen and become breezy. Wind speeds will
likely decrease again starting Saturday, but trade winds will likely
persist through at least early next week. The atmosphere will
remain dry and stable through Saturday with only modest rainfall
amounts over mainly windward areas. Moisture will increase early
next week, so showers could become more active and widespread then.

Aviation...

vfr conditions will prevail, but showery clouds moving south over the
area will produce brief MVFR ceilings and visibility over north sections.

No airmets are in effect and none are expected for today.

Marine
A persistent north swell continues. A small craft advisory (sca) remains
in effect for all hawaiian waters except maalaea bay and waters south
of the big island due to the north swell causing the combined seas
to be above the 10-foot threshold. As the swell declines later today
as indicated by upstream buoy 51101, the SCA will likely be dropped
for tonight.

Surf along the north facing shores of the state remains above the advisory
level this morning, but will fall below advisory levels by tonight as
the swell declines.

A new, larger north swell is forecast to arrive during the day tomorrow,
then peak tomorrow night into thanksgiving day. The swell is currently
projected to be a few feet larger than the current swell with a slightly
longer period. This will translate to likely warning level surf for
north facing shores and will peak on thanksgiving day. The swell direction
will result in some wrap into the east facing shores. We anticipate
surf to remain below advisory levels along north and east facing shores
tonight and Wednesday morning, but will likely issue a high surf warning
later today for the swell building tomorrow.

Moderate to fresh northeast winds over the coastal waters today and
tonight are expected to strengthen starting tomorrow, as high
pressure builds northwest and north of the state. Winds will
likely reach SCA speeds by Wednesday afternoon or evening in the
channels, with widespread SCA winds and near-gale force winds in
the channels by thanksgiving continuing into Friday. Fresh to
strong trade winds are expected to continue into the weekend.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
High surf advisory until 600 pm today for north facing shores of niihau,
kauai, oahu, molokai, maui and the big island of hawaii.

Small craft advisory until 600 pm today for all coastal waters except
maalaea bay and waters south and west of the big island.

Marine... Foster
rest... Donaldson


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KLIH1 - 1615680 - Kahului Bay, Maui, HI 33 mi44 min N 11 G 12 74°F 78°F1015.2 hPa
51202 - Mokapu Point, HI (098) 41 mi52 min 79°F10 ft
OOUH1 - 1612340 - Honolulu, HI 47 mi38 min NNE 4.1 G 12 76°F 79°F1015.7 hPa
MOKH1 - 1612480 - Mokuoloe, HI 47 mi50 min NNE 17 G 19 72°F 76°F1015.7 hPa
51210 47 mi26 min 79°F10 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 mi32 minN 12 G 1610.00 miFair77°F59°F54%1015.6 hPa
Lanai City, Lanai Airport, HI22 mi30 minNNE 1410.00 miFair73°F59°F62%1014.5 hPa
Lahaina - West Maui, HI22 mi41 minNNE 1315.00 miA Few Clouds77°F59°F54%1015.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kaunakakai, Molokai (Hawaii)
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Kaunakakai
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Tue -- 05:49 AM HST     2.20 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:42 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:21 AM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:05 PM HST     0.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:45 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 05:48 PM HST     0.82 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:38 PM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 10:57 PM HST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.40.71.11.51.92.12.22.11.81.410.70.50.40.40.60.70.80.80.80.60.40.30.2

Tide / Current Tables for Kamalo Harbor, Molokai Island, Hawaii
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Kamalo Harbor
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Tue -- 05:10 AM HST     2.27 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:41 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:21 AM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 12:56 PM HST     0.34 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM HST     0.82 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:44 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:38 PM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 10:34 PM HST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.40.81.31.82.12.32.221.61.20.90.60.40.30.40.60.70.80.80.70.50.30.20.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Molokai, HI
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