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Marine Weather and Tides
Kaumakani, HI

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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 6:06PM Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:32 AM HST (20:32 UTC) Moonrise 4:48AMMoonset 5:17PM 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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PHZ112 Kauai Leeward Waters- 933 Am Hst Tue Oct 17 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through early Thursday morning...
Rest of today..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 10 feet. Scattered showers, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Tonight..Northeast winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 10 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Wednesday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 10 feet. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 10 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Thursday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 9 feet. North swell 3 feet increasing to 5 feet in the afternoon. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Thursday night..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 9 feet. North swell 5 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Friday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 7 to 8 feet. North swell 4 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.
Saturday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 3 to 4 feet. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 933 Am Hst Tue Oct 17 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. Strong surface high pressure will persist far north of the islands through Thursday. The trades will begin to ease starting Friday as the high pressure weakens and begins to move eastward.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kaumakani, HI
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Fxhw60 phfo 172000
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
1000 am hst Tue oct 17 2017

Synopsis
High pressure north of hawaii will keep a windy trade wind
pattern in place through much of the work week, with the trades
trending down slightly Friday and weakening further over the
weekend. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka areas
through the period, but showers will reach leeward areas from
time to time as well due to the strength of the trades.

Discussion
Windy conditions will continue to be the main weather player
across the state over the rest of the work week. High pressure
around 1030-1034 mb expected to remain to the north of the state
will result in pressure gradient supportive of strong winds,
locally to wind advisory strength in the windiest areas around
maui county and the big island. See the latest public information
statement for details on peak wind gusts around the state. Along
with the winds, pockets of showers riding along in the trades will
continue to pass over the state. Strength of the wind flow, and
precipitable waters below normal, will keep rain totals generally
on the light side for both windward and leeward areas.

The pattern is expected to shift as we go into the weekend as the
ridge to the north shifts eastward and is replaced by a trough
which carves out from the mid latitude westerlies somewhere to the
north or northwest of the state. GFS ensemble spread is fairly
small for this far out, and ECMWF in good agreement with gfs, thus
the forecast trending towards lighter trade winds Saturday, then
light southeasterly flow Sunday and Monday, looks good. Most areas
should be fairly dry Saturday, however an upper level trough looks
poised to move in from the east on Sunday which will provide more
instability and potential for afternoon and evening showers,
especially interior and leeward areas on Sunday and Monday.

Details will become more clear and the forecast refined over the
coming days for the early part of next week, but there is a threat
of unsettled weather in the state during that time period.

Aviation
High pressure north of the area will continue to deliver strong
trade winds over the state today. Airmet tango for low level
turbulence is posted across the island chain. Scattered showers
riding in on the trade wind flow will stream over the islands,
with some showers being intense but brief and introducing periods
of MVFR to isol ifr CIGS vis. Widespread shower anchoring along
the mountains is not expected, nor is airmet sierra for mountain
obscuration.

Airmet tango for upper level turbulence is also posted between
fl210 and fl280 from molokai through the big island. This will
continue to be evaluated as the tail-end of an upper level moves
away from the state.

Marine
Very strong and gusty trade winds will persist through mid-week
due to a strong surface high far north of the main hawaiian
islands. This high will be replaced by another strong high late
Wednesday, continuing the gusty trades through Friday. The strong
to gale-force trade winds are also producing elevated rough seas
around the islands. A gale warning is posted for the pailolo and
alenuihaha channels through Thursday afternoon, while a small
craft advisory (sca) remains in effect across the remaining
hawaiian waters through the same time. Trade wind speeds are
expected to diminish slightly by Friday as the high starts to
weaken and move east, with winds and seas likely dropping below
sca criteria this weekend.

Elevated rough waves will continue to produce dangerous surf
conditions along most east facing shores across the state. Therefore,
a high surf advisory remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon.

Since the trade winds will continue to be strong, this advisory
will likely be extended through Thursday.

A high surf advisory remains in effect for south facing shores of
all islands through this afternoon. The south swell responsible
for this elevated surf is expected to slowly diminish tonight
through Wednesday. Small southwest and south-southwest swells
arriving this weekend will produce small background surf along
south facing shores.

The current small north-northwest swell is expected to gradually
subside through Wednesday. A long-period north-northwest swell
is expected to arrive Thursday and peak Friday. This swell will likely
produce moderate-sized surf (below the high surf advisory
threshold) along most north facing shores, as well as along some
west facing shores of the smaller islands. A slightly larger
northwest swell may arrive late Sunday, and continue into early
next week.

See the collaborative nearshore swell and wind forecast (srdhfo), for
more detailed information regarding the sources of these swells.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
High surf advisory until 6 pm hst this evening for niihau-kauai
leeward-oahu south shore-waianae coast-molokai leeward-lanai
makai-kahoolawe-maui leeward west-maui central valley-leeward
haleakala-kona-kohala.

High surf advisory until 6 pm hst Wednesday for kauai windward-
oahu koolau-olomana-molokai windward-maui windward west-windward
haleakala-south big island-big island north and east.

Wind advisory until 10 pm hst this evening for lanai-kahoolawe-
big island north and east-kohala.

Small craft advisory until 6 am hst Thursday for kauai northwest
waters-kauai windward waters-kauai leeward waters-kauai channel-
oahu windward waters-oahu leeward waters-kaiwi channel-maui
county windward waters-maui county leeward waters-maalaea bay-
big island windward waters-big island leeward waters-big island
southeast waters.

Gale warning until 6 am hst Thursday for pailolo channel-
alenuihaha channel.

Discussion... Brenchley
aviation... Eaton
marine... Ts


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWWH1 - 1611400 - Nawiliwili, HI 15 mi44 min ENE 17 G 24 79°F 1020.1 hPa
51208 26 mi40 min 81°F9 ft
51201 - Waimea Bay, HI (106) 82 mi60 min 78°F7 ft

Wind History for Nawiliwili, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kekaha, Pacific Missile Test Facility Barking Sands, HI14 mi36 minSW 1010.00 miA Few Clouds82°F66°F58%1019 hPa
Lihue, Lihue Airport, HI16 mi39 minENE 2110.00 miPartly Cloudy and Breezy82°F66°F60%1020.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanamaulu Bay
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Tue -- 02:26 AM HST     1.58 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:46 AM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:34 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:14 AM HST     0.41 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:15 PM HST     1.63 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:16 PM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:10 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:31 PM HST     0.10 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanalei Bay
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Tue -- 01:15 AM HST     1.68 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:46 AM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:35 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:48 AM HST     0.41 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:04 PM HST     1.73 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:16 PM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:10 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 07:05 PM HST     0.10 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Kauai, HI
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