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Marine Weather and Tides
Kualapuu, 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 6:29AMSunset 6:37PM Tuesday March 19, 2019 7:22 PM HST (05:22 UTC) Moonrise 5:41PMMoonset 5:46AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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- 344 Pm Hst Tue Mar 19 2019
Tonight..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 6 feet and north 4 feet.
Wednesday..East winds 15 knots backing north in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 feet. Northwest swell 6 feet and north 4 feet.
Wednesday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. Northwest swell 7 feet and north 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Thursday..Northeast winds 20 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Northwest swell 6 feet. Isolated showers in the morning. Scattered showers in the afternoon.
Thursday night..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 7 feet. Isolated showers.
Friday..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 7 feet. Isolated showers in the afternoon.
Friday night..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 8 feet. Isolated showers.
Saturday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 6 to 7 feet. Northwest swell 6 to 8 feet. Scattered showers.
Sunday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 7 to 8 feet. Northwest swell 6 to 7 feet. Scattered showers.
PHZ100 344 Pm Hst Tue Mar 19 2019
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. Trade winds will ease tonight through Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure shifts southward toward the coastal waters. The trades will then begin to increase late Wednesday night and Thursday as high pressure builds northwest of the state, with moderate to strong trades returning Thursday through the weekend as high pressure strengthens to the north of the island chain.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kualapuu, HI
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Area Discussion for -
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Fxhw60 phfo 200145
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
345 pm hst Tue mar 19 2019

Synopsis
High pressure to the north of the islands with ridging aloft will
maintain a dry pattern tonight with lighter winds expected
through Wednesday night. Trade winds will increase Thursday and
Friday. A cold front approaching from the northwest will bring
increasing clouds and showers to the islands Saturday and Sunday.

Discussion
Have made some tweaks to the forecast mainly from Friday onwards
in response to the latest runs of the models.

High pressure to the northeast of the islands, with ridging aloft,
continues to bring drier than normal conditions to the region
tonight. The high is expected to move to the east through
tomorrow, and the pressure gradient over the islands will weaken.

As such, some lighter winds will be experienced state wide.

Heading into Thursday, a front will edge closer to the main
hawaiian islands, once again tightening the pressure gradient and
winds will be on the uptick.

While the front will approach the islands, the model depictions
show a cloud shower band reaching kauai on Saturday, but not
making it much further down the island chain. Trade winds are
expected to increase, along with moisture near the islands. The
result will be an increase in shower activity, with more showers
over windward areas than over leeward areas.

Sunday will see high pressure building in behind the front as an
upper level trough approaches the islands from the west. Expect
windy conditions to continue due to the high, and shower activity
to continue due to some instability provided by the upper level
feature. The upper level trough is expected to push through the
islands by Monday night, leaving a more typical trade wind pattern
in its wake.

Aviation
Surface high pressure to the northeast of hawaii will provide the
state with northeasterly-easterly trade winds. These winds will
slowly shift to the southeast tonight into Wednesday as the high
moves to the east northeast. The pressure gradient will also
slowly loosen through the same time frame with the high moving
away and a cold front approaching the area from the northwest.

Little moisture in the air so mostlyVFR conditions across the
state. The exception may be for the windward slopes that may see
isolated, passing areas of MVFR conditions tonight into Wednesday.

No airmets are currently in effect or anticipated through this
period.

Marine
Easterly trade winds will ease into the light to locally moderate
range tonight through Wednesday night as high pressure shifts
further east due to a front passing north of the state. Near-shore
waters especially along the western end of the state will likely
see the development of land breezes and sea breezes during the
late morning through the early afternoon on Wednesday. The trades
will begin to re-strengthen Thursday as a new high builds
northwest of the state, reaching moderate to strong speeds
Thursday afternoon through the weekend. The increasing trades in
combination with a series of overlapping northwest swells will
likely require scas for a good portion of the marine area Thursday
through the weekend.

Surf along north and west facing shores has subsided this
afternoon, which has led to the cancellation of the high surf
advisory (hsa). A brief period of below advisory level surf is
expected tonight through early Wednesday, but a new large
northwest swell will bring the return of advisory level surf
by Wednesday evening across exposed north and west facing shores
of the smaller islands. A series of overlapping northwest swells
will keep surf elevated through the remainder of the week and over
the weekend, with surf remaining near or at advisory levels along
north and west facing shores.

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
None.

Discussion... M ballard
aviation... Chevalier
marine... Kino


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
51205 36 mi53 min 75°F7 ft
51202 - Mokapu Point, HI (098) 37 mi53 min 75°F6 ft
51213 37 mi53 min 76°F4 ft
KLIH1 - 1615680 - Kahului Bay, Maui, HI 39 mi41 min ENE 8 G 11 73°F 1015.6 hPa
51207 42 mi29 min 74°F6 ft
51210 42 mi53 min 75°F6 ft
MOKH1 - 1612480 - Mokuoloe, HI 43 mi47 min NE 4.1 G 7 73°F 75°F1016.2 hPa
OOUH1 - 1612340 - Honolulu, HI 46 mi41 min NE 4.1 G 6 74°F 75°F1015.9 hPa

Wind History for Kahului, Kahului Harbor, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kaunakakai, Molokai Airport, HI11 mi29 minS 510.00 miOvercast73°F62°F69%1017 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kaunakakai, Molokai (Hawaii)
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Kaunakakai
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Wed -- 03:41 AM HST     2.07 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:31 AM HST     Moonset
Wed -- 06:32 AM HST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:11 AM HST     -0.16 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:43 PM HST     Full Moon
Wed -- 04:10 PM HST     1.49 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:39 PM HST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:44 PM HST     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:59 PM HST     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Kaunakakai, Molokai (Hawaii) (2)
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Kaunakakai
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Wed -- 03:37 AM HST     2.05 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:31 AM HST     Moonset
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Wed -- 10:06 AM HST     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:43 PM HST     Full Moon
Wed -- 04:07 PM HST     1.50 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:39 PM HST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:44 PM HST     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:56 PM HST     -0.11 feet Low Tide
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