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Marine Weather and Tides
Poipu, HI

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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 7:08PM Monday May 22, 2017 7:08 PM HST (05:08 UTC) Moonrise 3:38AMMoonset 4:16PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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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PHZ113 Kauai Channel- 332 Pm Hst Mon May 22 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Wednesday afternoon...
Tonight..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 8 feet. Northwest swell 5 feet. Isolated showers in the evening...then scattered showers after midnight.
Tuesday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 8 feet. North swell 5 feet. Scattered showers in the morning...then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 8 feet. North swell 4 feet. Isolated showers in the evening...then scattered showers after midnight.
Wednesday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. North swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. North swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Thursday..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Thursday night..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. North swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Friday..Northeast winds 10 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less. North swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Saturday..Northeast winds 10 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. Scattered showers.
PHZ100 332 Pm Hst Mon May 22 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. A front will stall and dissipate just northwest of kauai today and dissipate through Tuesday. At the same time...a new surface high far northwest of the islands will build eastward...resulting in strengthening trade winds through midweek.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Poipu, HI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
339 pm hst Mon may 22 2017

Synopsis
Trades will increase through Tuesday as a surface high passes far
north of the islands. Showers embedded in the trades may be
enhanced as a weak upper trough moves across the state tonight
through Tuesday. Trades will weaken during the latter half of the
week, becoming light and variable by the start of the holiday
weekend as a surface trough develops near the islands.

Discussion
Trade winds across local waters have begun to increase as a 1037
mb high far north northwest of the main hawaiian islands
continues to strengthen and drift eastward. Satellite loop shows a
stationary frontal cloud band about 110 miles northwest of kauai
as well as patchy broken low clouds embedded in the trades moving
across windward areas of most of the islands. A veil of high
clouds is streaming eastward across the big island and adjacent
waters. Afternoon soundings show our airmass remains rather dry
and stable, with neutral to positive LI values and pw near 1.2
inches.

As the high far northwest of the islands strengthens and passes
eastward through Tuesday, trades will increase across the area,
becoming locally windy later tonight through Tuesday. Stronger
trades are expected for the next couple of days, with passing low
clouds and showers expected to favor windward and mauka areas.

Winds will be strong enough to carry low clouds and showers
leeward at times. A weak upper trough is expected to pass over the
state tonight through Tuesday which will destabilize our airmass
a bit and enhance trade showers. However, models do not move in
much additional low level moisture for a few days and we do not
expect widespread heavy rainfall.

Trades will gradually decrease toward the later part of the week
as models indicate a sharp upper level trough will move in from
the northwest, inducing a weak surface trough near the islands by
the start of the holiday weekend. This will allow daytime sea
breezes to develop by Thursday or Friday. Moisture from the old
frontal cloud band to our north may also spread to the northern
islands late this week, fueling more widespread showers. This
wetter weather may linger in the area through the memorial day
weekend.

Aviation
Moderate to strong northeasterly trade winds will remain in the
forecast this week. Moisture associated with an old frontal
boundary north of the islands will slowly drift into the state
after midweek. Expect moderate low level turbulence over all
mountains and south through west sections of all islands.

Otherwise isolated MVFR conditions are possible in showers.

Airmet sierra in effect for mountain obscurations over north
through east sections of the big island as cloud cover and showers
continue to move in with the trade winds.

Airmet tango in effect for low level turbulence over all mountains
and downwind south through west sections all islands.

Marine
High pressure continues to strengthen across the area, increasing
the trade winds along with it. This trend will continue over the
next day or so, with strong east to northeast winds expanding
westward as well. Therefore, the small craft advisory (sca)
remains in effect for the typically windier zones around maui
county and the big island through Wednesday, but waters around
oahu and leeward kauai have been added to the product as well.

Winds will begin to weaken by midweek.

The current south swell will continue to lower through Wednesday.

Wave model guidance continues to show a larger south-southwest
swell arriving later in the week, persisting through most of the
memorial day weekend. This swell has the potential of boosting
surf along south-facing shores to near the 8-foot threshold for a
high surf advisory. In addition, the combination of swell energy
and greater than normal astronomical tides may result in minor
coastal flooding due to wave run-up along south-facing shores this
coming weekend, especially during each high tide.

A moderate northwest swell arrived earlier this morning. It is
forecast to peak tonight before slowly subsiding and swinging
around to a north-northwest direction through midweek. This swell
is expected to increase surf along north- and west-facing shores,
but remaining below advisory level. A small, short-period north
swell is expected to follow Thursday and Friday, before shifting
around to a north-northeast swell early this coming weekend. Also,
short-period choppy wind waves will return along east-facing
shores as the trade winds gradually strengthen.

For more detailed information on surf for oahu, see the latest
collaborative nearshore swell and wind forecast
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWWH1 - 1611400 - Nawiliwili, HI 8 mi51 min NE 12 G 18 78°F 1017.3 hPa
51208 29 mi47 min 79°F8 ft
51201 - Waimea Bay, HI (106) 73 mi37 min 78°F7 ft

Wind History for Nawiliwili, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lihue, Lihue Airport, HI9 mi76 minNE 1810.00 miA Few Clouds and Breezy80°F64°F60%1017.3 hPa
Kekaha, Pacific Missile Test Facility Barking Sands, HI21 mi73 minWSW 1110.00 miFair0°F0°F%1015.9 hPa

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2 days agoE5N11N8W4W6W7W3NE6W9W8W8SW6W5E5NE5E6E9E10E9E7E5E7E6E6

Tide / Current Tables for Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanamaulu Bay
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Tue -- 01:27 AM HST     1.00 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:22 AM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:55 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:33 AM HST     -0.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:36 PM HST     1.86 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:18 PM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 07:13 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:06 PM HST     0.10 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.9110.80.50.2-0.2-0.4-0.4-0.20.20.71.21.61.81.81.71.30.90.50.20.10.20.3

Tide / Current Tables for Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanalei Bay
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Tue -- 12:16 AM HST     1.10 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:22 AM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:55 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:07 AM HST     -0.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:25 PM HST     1.96 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:19 PM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 07:14 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 07:40 PM HST     0.10 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.11.10.80.50.1-0.3-0.4-0.3-00.40.91.41.71.91.91.71.20.80.40.10.10.20.40.7

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Kauai, HI
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