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Marine Weather and Tides
Princeville, HI

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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 6:46PM Sunday March 26, 2017 6:47 PM HST (04:47 UTC) Moonrise 5:46AMMoonset 5:52PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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PHZ111 Kauai Windward Waters- 331 Pm Hst Sun Mar 26 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Monday afternoon...
Tonight..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Northwest swell 10 ft. Isolated showers.
Monday..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 8 ft. Isolated showers.
Monday night..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 7 ft. Isolated showers in the evening...then scattered showers after midnight.
Tuesday..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 7 ft. Scattered showers in the morning...then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 7 ft. Isolated showers.
Wednesday..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 7 ft. Isolated showers through the day.
Wednesday night..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 6 ft. Isolated showers.
Thursday..East winds 15 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Northwest swell 8 to 10 ft. Scattered showers.
Friday..East winds 10 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Northwest swell 11 to 13 ft and south 3 ft. Scattered showers.
PHZ100 331 Pm Hst Sun Mar 26 2017
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. High pressure northeast of the islands will shift east through midweek as a cold front passes far north of the state. A large west-northwest swell is expected to enter the area late on Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Princeville, HI
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Area Discussion for -
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Fxhw60 phfo 270204
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
404 pm hst Sun mar 26 2017

Synopsis
A persistent ridge of high pressure northeast of the islands will
keep trade winds blowing through next weekend, with locally breezy
levels expected through tonight. A dry and stable airmass will
keep showers limited and confined primarily to windward slopes
through the first half of the work week. An increase in trade wind
showers is then expected Wednesday through next weekend as upper
level troughing sets up over the island chain.

Discussion
Currently at the surface, a 1028 mb high centered around 1100
miles northeast of honolulu, is driving moderate to breezy trade
winds across the state this afternoon. Mimic total precipitable
water (pw) imagery shows a dry airmass over and upstream of the
islands, with pw values right around 1 inch. This correlates
fairly well with the 00z soundings from phto and phli which came
in with pw values of 0.86 and 0.95 inches respectively.

Additionally both afternoon soundings showed a stable airmass
firmly encompassing the island chain, with sharp low level
inversions between 4 and 6 kft. Visible satellite imagery shows
scattered low clouds drifting into windward areas, with partly
cloudy to mostly clear conditions in leeward areas with the
exception of the big island. Meanwhile, radar imagery shows a few
light showers moving into windward sections of maui and over
leeward sections of the big island, with rain free conditions
prevailing elsewhere. Main short term concern continues to focus
around the ongoing high surf headlines.

Tonight through Tuesday night,
high pressure northeast of the islands will keep a fairly tight
pressure gradient in place across the islands tonight, with
moderate to breezy trades expected. The trade wind speeds are
expected to drop off a notch Monday through mid week, as high
pressure lifts further northeast and away from island chain. A dry
and stable airmass is expected to keep shower activity light
through the period, with pw values remaining around 1 inch.

Showers will favor windward and mauka areas, primarily during the
overnight and early morning hours.

Wednesday through Saturday,
model solutions are in good agreement showing high pressure
remaining anchored well to the northeast of the state through the
period, with a weakening front approaching from the northwest late
in the week. Light to moderate trades are expected through the
end of the work week, with localized sea breezes possible,
particularly across the western islands where the pressure
gradient won't be as tight. The trades are then expected to
increase back to moderate and locally breezy levels over the
weekend as a re-enforcing area of high pressure north of the
island chain, tightens the pressure gradient once again. Aloft, a
weakness in the upper level ridge is expected to move overhead
during the middle and latter part of the week, and this should de-
stabilize the airmass a bit. This in combination with increasing
boundary layer moisture resulting from the persistent easterly
trades, should lead to an increase in trade wind showers across
the islands. Showers will continue to favor windward and mauka
areas, with activity most prevalent during the overnight and
early morning hours.

Aviation
Airmet tango for low level turbulence over and immediately south
through west of the mountains will continue through tonight. Winds
should drop off a notch tomorrow as the high pressure northeast
of the state moves further east. The airmet will need to be
reevaluated tomorrow.

The afternoon sounding from phto shows a very weak inversion near
2 kft with a stronger inversion up near 6 kft. The phli sounding
shows the inversion sloping down to near 4 kft.

Scattered clouds and isolated light showers will continue to
favor windward and mountain areas. Expect prevailingVFR
conditions through the night with only brief MVFR CIGS likely in
passing clouds and showers.

Marine
The large west-northwest swell continues to slowly subside this
afternoon as offshore buoys northwest of kauai report swells at
10 to 11 feet with 15 to 16 second periods. The local pacioos
buoys at hanalei, kauai and waimea report this swell at 8 to 10
feet with 17 seconds periods from a direction of 300 to 310. The
results have been teetering on the advisory/warning threshold all
day at north facing shores of kauai... Niihau and oahu and the west
facing shores of kauai... Niihau and the big island. Since the
trend is downward, the high surf warnings will become high surf
advisories tonight.

Hazardous boating and beach conditions will continue into Monday
before trending downward into mid week due to a combination of
fresh to strong trade winds and the large west-northwest (wnw;
300-310 deg) swell. The small craft advisory for all hawaiian
waters due to winds (25 to 30 kts, strongest in the channels)
and/or seas (10 ft or greater) will incrementally be removed
Monday through Tuesday as seas fall below 10 feet and the winds
subside below 25 knots.

Surf along east facing shores will remain small and choppy
through the upcoming week due to moderate to strong onshore winds
persisting.

Some areas along south facing shores have experienced a slight
increase in surf this afternoon due to the previously discussed
wnw swell wrapping around the islands. A slight increase in surf
along south facing shores is possible Thursday through Saturday
due to a long-period swell (190 deg) associated with recent
activity across the southern pacific.

For the outlook, another large long-period wnw (310 deg) swell
will be possible across the islands Thursday night through the
weekend. The latest guidance remains in decent agreement over the
next few days and depicts a storm-force low developing off the
coast of japan tonight into Monday, then tracking ene to the date
line Tuesday night into Wednesday while intensifying to around a
970 mb low. A large batch of gale- to storm- force westerly winds
focused toward the region through this time is forecast with seas
peaking within the 30 to 40 ft range. Swell across the islands
associated with this storm will likely lead to another period of
warning-level surf and advisory-level seas. More details will
follow this week as this system evolves and confidence increases
with regard to specifics on arrival times and impacts.

Hfo watches/warnings/advisories
High surf advisory until 6 pm hst Monday for niihau-kauai
windward-kauai leeward-waianae coast-oahu north shore-oahu
koolau-molokai-maui central valley-windward haleakala-kona-south
big island.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm hst Monday for kauai northwest
waters-kauai windward waters-kauai leeward waters-kauai channel-
oahu windward waters-kaiwi channel-maui county windward waters-
maui county leeward waters-pailolo channel-alenuihaha channel-
big island windward waters-big island leeward waters-big island
southeast waters.

Small craft advisory until 6 am hst Monday for oahu leeward
waters-maalaea bay.

Discussion... Jelsema
aviation... Eaton
marine... Evans


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
51208 7 mi56 min 77°F10 ft
NWWH1 - 1611400 - Nawiliwili, HI 20 mi48 min NE 8 G 15 76°F 1020.1 hPa (-0.4)
51201 - Waimea Bay, HI (106) 82 mi46 min 75°F9 ft

Wind History for Nawiliwili, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lihue, Lihue Airport, HI18 mi55 minNE 910.00 miOvercast76°F68°F77%1020.4 hPa
Kekaha, Pacific Missile Test Facility Barking Sands, HI19 mi52 minW 67.00 miPartly Cloudy0°F0°F%1019.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanalei Bay
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Mon -- 02:09 AM HST     1.68 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:29 AM HST     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:34 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:10 AM HST     -0.19 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 02:39 PM HST     1.52 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:59 PM HST     New Moon
Mon -- 06:51 PM HST     Sunset
Mon -- 06:52 PM HST     Moonset
Mon -- 08:23 PM HST     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.21.51.71.61.30.80.4-0-0.2-0.10.10.50.91.31.51.51.310.50.2-0-00.20.5

Tide / Current Tables for Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanamaulu Bay
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Mon -- 03:20 AM HST     1.58 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:28 AM HST     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:34 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:36 AM HST     -0.19 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:50 PM HST     1.42 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:59 PM HST     New Moon
Mon -- 06:50 PM HST     Sunset
Mon -- 06:51 PM HST     Moonset
Mon -- 09:49 PM HST     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Ground Weather Radar Station Kauai, HI
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