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Marine Weather and Tides
Koloa, HI

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Sunrise 6:11AMSunset 6:59PM Sunday August 20, 2017 1:50 AM HST (11:50 UTC) Moonrise 5:15AMMoonset 6:34PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 924 Pm Hst Sat Aug 19 2017
Rest of tonight..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Isolated showers early in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Sunday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Sunday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered showers.
Monday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered showers through the day. Slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening. Scattered showers through the night.
Tuesday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered showers.
Tuesday night..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Scattered showers.
Wednesday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. South swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Thursday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 to 7 feet. Southeast swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 924 Pm Hst Sat Aug 19 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. A surface high will remain far northeast of the area and weaken through Tuesday. A new surface high will build far north of the area on Monday. A low aloft will track southwest across the region Sunday through Tuesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Koloa, HI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
848 pm hst Sat aug 19 2017

Synopsis
Light to moderate trade winds will prevail through early next
week as a weakened ridge remains to our north. Expect local sea
breezes along with increased afternoon clouds and showers across
leeward areas. Low clouds carried by the trades will continue to
affect windward and mauka areas. Tropical moisture from the east
will increase shower coverage and keep muggy conditions around
through Tuesday. Instability will introduce a slight chance of
thunderstorms Sunday through Tuesday. Drier and windier conditions
will return Wednesday as the ridge strengthens to our north.

Discussion
The subtropical ridge far north of the main hawaiian islands
continues to weaken as upper troughing between 140w and 165w takes
its toll. The ridge is strong enough to drive light to moderate
trade winds across local waters, but we expect trade flow will be
too weak to defeat development of local leeward sea breezes each
afternoon Sunday through Tuesday. Satellite loop shows patchy
broken low clouds embedded within trade flow moving across
windward and mauka areas of the islands, while radar shows
scattered showers across these same areas. Increased low cloud
cover is noted east of about 152w, along the leading edge of an
expected increase in tropical moisture. Afternoon soundings show
either no inversion or one much weaker than at this time
yesterday, another sign of increased troughing aloft. Hilo had
more moisture than lihue, with 1.32 versus 0.98 inches of pw.

Models show the upper trough over and north of the islands will
dig to the southwest through early next week, keeping the ridge
weak and dragging a pool of cold air over the western half of the
chain. Combined with an expected increase in tropical moisture
from the east, this colder air aloft will introduce a slight
chance of thunderstorms to our forecast from Sunday afternoon
through the day Tuesday. This threat will start with the potential
for thunderstorms across leeward portions of the big island Sunday
afternoon, then morph into a broader threat including kauai
and or oahu Sunday night through Monday night. As the pool of cold
air begins to pass west of the islands, the thunderstorm threat
will shrink once again to only leeward portions of the big island
Tuesday afternoon before vanishing altogether.

Outside of the thunderstorm threat, the general weather pattern
Sunday through Tuesday will consist of windward clouds and
showers merging with afternoon and evening leeward clouds and
showers, thanks to the hybrid light trade sea breeze setup. By
Wednesday, the upper trough, with its associated cold air pool,
will be far west of the main islands. This will allow the ridge to
our north to rebound and drive stronger trade winds across local
waters. In short, drier and windier conditions are expected
Wednesday through the rest of the forecast period.

Aviation
Vfr conditions will continue at all TAF sites with brief MVFR
conditions expected mainly for the windward sites this evening.

As an area of enhanced moisture from the east reaches the eastern
islands overnight, MVFR conditions will become more widespread
over windward areas. No airmets are currently in effect but one
may be needed overnight for mountain obscuration over eastern
portions of the state.

Marine
Winds and seas are expected to remain below small craft advisory
levels through early next week as a trough aloft helps weaken the
pressure gradient. The trough may make showers more active, and
could even produce some thunderstorms Sunday through Tuesday.

Wind speeds will increase again later next week.

Surf along south facing shores will continue to lower overnight
as a south-southeast swell that filled in and peaked late Friday
eases. Looking ahead, mainly small background long-period
reinforcing pulses out of the south-southwest (210-220 deg) and
south-southeast (130-160 deg) will keep the surf from going flat
each day along south facing shores. For more detailed surf
information, see the latest collaborative nearshore swell and
wind forecast at

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWWH1 - 1611400 - Nawiliwili, HI 8 mi51 min ENE 11 G 13 79°F 1015.6 hPa (-0.5)
51208 27 mi59 min 81°F4 ft
51201 - Waimea Bay, HI (106) 74 mi79 min 79°F3 ft

Wind History for Nawiliwili, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lihue, Lihue Airport, HI9 mi58 minNE 1210.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F73°F79%1015.8 hPa
Kekaha, Pacific Missile Test Facility Barking Sands, HI20 mi1.9 hrsENE 310.00 miFair76°F66°F72%1015.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanamaulu Bay
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Sun -- 02:40 AM HST     1.02 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:14 AM HST     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:16 AM HST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:08 AM HST     0.02 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:15 PM HST     2.33 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:33 PM HST     Moonset
Sun -- 07:04 PM HST     Sunset
Sun -- 10:02 PM HST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.60.8110.90.70.40.100.10.40.81.31.82.12.32.321.510.60.30.20.3

Tide / Current Tables for Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanalei Bay
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Sun -- 01:29 AM HST     1.12 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:15 AM HST     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:17 AM HST     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:42 AM HST     0.02 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:04 PM HST     2.43 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:34 PM HST     Moonset
Sun -- 07:05 PM HST     Sunset
Sun -- 08:36 PM HST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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11.11.10.90.60.30.100.20.511.522.32.42.321.40.90.50.20.20.30.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Kauai, HI
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