Saturday, September23, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Kekaha, HI

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What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:20AMSunset 6:27PM Saturday September 23, 2017 10:15 AM HST (20:15 UTC) Moonrise 9:05AMMoonset 8:43PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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national weather service honolulu hi
931 am hst Sat sep 23 2017

Trade winds will gradually ease during the next few days as a
surface ridge to the north weakens. Mainly windward clouds with
light passing showers will prevail through Tuesday, with a
possible boost in shower activity around the middle of the work
week as the surface trough moves through the islands. Gentle to
moderate trade winds will likely persist heading

A stable trade wind flow is producing a somewhat dry pattern of
mainly windward rainfall. A 1026 mb surface high centered near
42n138w and an associated ridge extending from the high to 600
miles north of kauai are driving the moderate trade wind flow.

Precipitable water within this flow is running near to slightly
below september normal, and a mid level ridge to maintaining
rather stable conditions with an inversion between 6,000 to 7,000
ft. A shallow upper level trough cutting across the islands is
having no impact aside from a wisps of high clouds over the
eastern half of the island chain.

This weather pattern has produced modest rainfall of around a
tenth of an inch over windward slopes in the past 24 hours, with
standouts like waialeale collecting about a third of an inch
during that time. Leeward areas of the smaller islands have been
dry, while leeward an interior slopes of the big island have been
seeing afternoon clouds and a few showers. Expect little change

Only subtle changes to the ongoing weather pattern are in store
during the next few days. The ridge will weaken and retreat slowly
southward, leading to a gradual decrease in the trades. This may
lead to more extensive leeward sea breezes by Monday, but showers
should remain confined to windward slopes.

An increase in shower activity is expected mid-week. A weakening
surface trough, currently sitting about 600 miles east of hilo,
will dissipate as it passed over the islands on Wednesday, but its
associated moisture will fuel some increase in shower activity.

Gentle to moderate trade winds will persist.

Light to moderate trade winds will persist through 24 hours and
beyond. Ragged clouds and isolated showers embedded in the trade
flow will favor windward and mauka sections of all islands. Weak
sea breezes and convective showers will redevelop across leeward
big island this afternoon and linger through early evening. Brief
MVFR cig vis possible in passing showers. OtherwiseVFR conditions
will prevail all areas.

No airmets currently in effect, and none anticipated at this time.

Trade wind speeds will remain below small craft advisory
threshold through the forecast period.

Surf along south facing shores will remain small through early next
week, with mainly background southeast and southwest swell energy
expected. A long-period pulse out of the southwest from the
tasman sea is expected by Sunday and could lead to a slight
increase in surf. For the extended forecast, strong to gale-force
southwest winds associated with a low in the tasman sea may lead
to another small southwest swell for Tuesday through midweek.

A small northwest swell will continue today before easing.

Another small reinforcement from that direction is expected to
fill in around Sunday night, lasting through the middle of next

Hfo watches warnings advisories

Public... Wroe
aviation... Bedal
marine... Ts

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Tide / Current Tables for East Island, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii
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East Island
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Sat -- 06:10 AM HST     1.33 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:53 AM HST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:05 AM HST     Moonrise
Sat -- 12:38 PM HST     0.37 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:58 PM HST     0.92 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:59 PM HST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:43 PM HST     Moonset
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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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