Friday, May24, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Kekaha, 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 5:49AMSunset 7:08PM Friday May 24, 2019 2:50 PM HST (00:50 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 10:29AM Illumination 66% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kekaha, HI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
950 am hst Fri may 24 2019

Humid easterly trade winds will again give way to afternoon sea
breezes in some leeward areas. Showers will favor windward slopes,
though afternoon clouds and a few showers are expected over
leeward terrain this afternoon. Moderate easterly trade winds and
stable conditions will prevail this weekend and through most of
next week. Showers will mainly be confined to windward slopes.

A somewhat humid, easterly trade wind flow remains in place. The
islands lie under the western periphery of a broad area of surface
high pressure centered far northeast of the state, while a slow
moving and weak front sits roughly 350 miles northwest of kauai.

This places the islands under an east to east-southeast surface
flow that is strongest across the big island and maui. A ridge
aloft is producing stable conditions with an inversion at 5,000 to
7,000 ft. A diffuse band of low level moisture is moving westward
across the island chain. This unimpressive feature dropped more
than 1 2 inch of rainfall on windward big island last night, and
is now draped over molokai and oahu. Expect modest windward
rainfall (1 4 of an inch or less) today due to the band, along
with afternoon clouds and a few showers over leeward terrain. The
band should keep humidity elevated again today as dew points
stubbornly hold in the lower 70s. Sheltered leeward areas will
experience some afternoon sea breezes and high temperatures around
90, leading to another round of uncomfortable conditions.

Easterly trade winds are expected to temporarily strengthen later
this afternoon and overnight. This will occur as the front
northwest of kauai begins to dissipate and surface high pressure
to the northeast exerts greater influence. Expect dew points to
fall several degrees back to seasonal normal. Stable conditions
will continue, keeping modest rainfall focused over windward

Little change is in store through the remainder of the week. After
the initial surge, easterly trade winds will decrease slightly as
the area of high pressure to the northeast weakens and its
associated ridge remains disrupted north of the state. In fact,
the easterly winds could be weak enough to allow periods of
extensive leeward sea breezes on memorial day and Tuesday
afternoons. Models are hinting at stronger trades building in on
Wednesday or Thursday. Overall, conditions will remain stable as a
mid level ridge holds overhead. Showers will favor windward
slopes, though small pockets of moisture will lead to periodic and
brief increases in shower activity.

Taf sites should remain mostlyVFR through tonight. The band of
showers affecting maui and the big island early this morning is
clearing out, so airmet sierra for mountain obscuration will be
cancelled. Winds are forecast to increase slightly and shift more
out of the east today, so clouds and any showers will likely favor
the typical windward coasts and slopes with less cloud cover over
leeward areas in the afternoon. The kona coast of the big island
will remain wind-sheltered, so afternoon clouds are expected there
once again. A typical trade wind and shower pattern will continue
for the next few days.

An east to east-southeast flow will continue today, with winds
through the typically windier waters around the big island and
maui reaching moderate to fresh speeds. Elsewhere, one more day of
onshore winds is expected. A more easterly direction to the winds
will surge back this evening across the state. This could lead to
a period of small craft advisory (sca) conditions through the
typically windier waters around the big island and maui tonight.

Moderate to fresh east trades are then expected into next week.

A series of south-southwest swells will keep surf up along south
facing shores well into next week. The current south-southwest
swell will produce surf mainly in the head high range through
today. As this swell declines Saturday, forerunners from a larger
south-southwest swell will fill in, and south shore surf is
expected to peak around the 8-foot advisory level Sunday and
memorial day.

The north facing shores will see a bump in surf this weekend as a
moderate, short period northwest swell fills in this evening and
peaks later Saturday into Sunday. This swell will gradually
subside into next week.

Along east facing shores, trade wind swell will pick up as the
trades winds increase this weekend, but will remain below advisory

Hfo watches warnings advisories

Discussion... Wroe
aviation... Ts
marine... Eaton

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Tide / Current Tables for East Island, French Frigate Shoals
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Fri -- 12:19 AM HST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:13 AM HST     0.06 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:19 AM HST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:23 AM HST     0.31 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:29 AM HST     Moonset
Fri -- 12:55 PM HST     0.23 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:44 PM HST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:52 PM HST     1.19 feet High Tide
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