Saturday, April21, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Maunaloa, HI

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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Sunrise 6:05AMSunset 6:53PM Friday April 20, 2018 9:29 PM HST (07:29 UTC) Moonrise 10:16AMMoonset 11:53PM Illumination 34% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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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PHZ116 Kaiwi Channel- 918 Pm Hst Fri Apr 20 2018
Rest of tonight..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Isolated showers through the night.
Saturday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Saturday night..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Isolated showers through the night.
Sunday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Sunday night..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 8 feet. Northwest swell 5 feet. Isolated showers through the night.
Monday..Northeast winds 20 knots. Wind waves 8 feet. Northwest swell 6 feet. Isolated showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon.
Monday night..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 9 feet. Northwest swell 5 feet. Scattered showers.
Tuesday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 9 feet. Northwest swell 4 to 5 feet. Scattered showers.
Wednesday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 9 to 10 feet. North swell 3 to 4 feet. Scattered showers.
PHZ100 918 Pm Hst Fri Apr 20 2018
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. A high far northeast of the islands will move east through the weekend. A new high will build north of the area early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Maunaloa, HI
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Area Discussion for -
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Fxhw60 phfo 210632
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
832 pm hst Fri apr 20 2018

Synopsis
Breezy trade wind weather is expected over the weekend with
clouds and showers focused over windward areas. Some of these
showers will blow over to leeward locations on the smaller
islands, while the kona side of the big island will see afternoon
clouds and showers. Trades will strengthen to locally windy
levels next week.

Discussion
High pressure far northeast of the main hawaiian islands is
driving locally strong trade winds across the state this evening.

Radar shows scant shower activity upwind of the islands, but
satellite loop shows layered clouds lingering across maui county
and the big island. Afternoon soundings showed pw in the 1.1 to
1.5 inch range with increasing stability.

Models show the high pressure to the north will keep trade winds
on the breezy side through the forecast period, gradually gaining
strength and spreading westward over the weekend and into next
week. Clouds and showers brought in by the trades will favor
windward and mauka areas, but leeward areas may get wet from time
to time as well as winds increase. The layered mid and upper level
clouds will continue moving eastward, clearing maui county
tonight and the big island Saturday morning. Drier and clearer
weather is then expected through the rest of the forecast period.

Aviation
A ridge of high pressure to the north of the state will keep a
moderate to breezy trade wind flow in place through Saturday.

Clouds and light showers will favor windward and mauka areas
through the period, with occasional MVFR CIGS vsbys expected.VFR
conditions will prevail in leeward areas.

Airmet sierra is in effect for mountain obscuration over windward
sections of kauai, oahu, molokai, maui and the big island.

Conditions will likely remain in place through much of the night.

Airmet tango remains in effect for moderate low level turbulence
over and downwind of the terrain of all islands. These conditions
are expected to continue through Saturday. Airmet tango also
remains in effect for moderate upper level turbulence between
fl250 and fl450. These conditions will likely continue through
most of the weekend.

Marine
A surface high north of the area will move northeast through
Saturday. The high is producing locally strong trade winds over
hawaiian waters. A small craft advisory (sca) continues for
strong trade winds in the windier areas near maui county and the
big island. A new high building northwest of the area will cause
the trade winds to strengthen further this weekend. The SCA will
likely be expanded starting Saturday.

Surf is expected to remain below high surf advisory (hsa) thresholds
along all shores through this weekend. Surf along east facing
shores will remain rough through Sunday night due to the trade
winds, but heights will remain moderate. There will be some
increase in surf heights along east facing shores next week as
trade winds strengthen.

A small northwest swell will build tonight and peak tomorrow. A
slightly larger swell is expected to arrive Sunday evening and
peak Monday. Another moderate swell is possible next Thursday.

Surf along south facing shores will remain small through early
next week. Lows in the southern hemisphere may strengthen and
shift east enough to produce some bigger surf along south facing
shores by the end of next week.

See the collaborative surf discussion for more information.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
Small craft advisory until 6 pm hst Sunday for maalaea bay-
pailolo channel-alenuihaha channel-big island leeward waters-big
island southeast waters.

Discussion... Powell
aviation... Jelsema
marine... Donaldson


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
51202 - Mokapu Point, HI (098) 33 mi56 min 75°F6 ft
OOUH1 - 1612340 - Honolulu, HI 38 mi48 min E 4.1 G 6 79°F1019.2 hPa
MOKH1 - 1612480 - Mokuoloe, HI 39 mi54 min ENE 9.9 G 15 75°F 77°F1019.9 hPa
51210 39 mi30 min 75°F6 ft
51205 41 mi30 min 77°F6 ft
KLIH1 - 1615680 - Kahului Bay, Maui, HI 41 mi48 min NNE 13 G 16 76°F1019.3 hPa
51211 42 mi60 min 77°F4 ft

Wind History for Honolulu, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kaunakakai, Molokai Airport, HI6 mi36 minNE 12 G 2310.00 miMostly Cloudy74°F68°F82%1019.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kolo, Molokai Island, Hawaii
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Kolo
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Sat -- 04:19 AM HST     0.11 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:04 AM HST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:05 AM HST     0.44 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:15 AM HST     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:45 PM HST     0.11 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:50 PM HST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:42 PM HST     1.81 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.10.70.40.20.10.10.20.30.40.40.40.30.20.10.10.20.40.611.31.61.81.81.7

Tide / Current Tables for Kaunakakai, Molokai (Hawaii)
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Kaunakakai
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Sat -- 03:55 AM HST     0.23 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:04 AM HST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:48 AM HST     0.63 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:14 AM HST     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:45 PM HST     0.18 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:49 PM HST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:28 PM HST     1.96 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.10.70.40.30.20.30.40.50.60.60.60.50.30.20.20.30.50.81.21.51.81.91.91.8

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