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Hilo, HI

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Sunrise 5:48AMSunset 7:04PM Monday July 13, 2020 3:36 PM HST (01:36 UTC) Moonrise 12:30AMMoonset 1:11PM Illumination 38% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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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PHZ122 Big Island Windward Waters- 929 Am Hst Mon Jul 13 2020
Rest of today..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Isolated showers.
Tonight..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered showers.
Tuesday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. SWell southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Wednesday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. SWell southeast 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Wednesday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. SWell southeast 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Thursday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. SWell southeast 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Friday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Scattered showers.
PHZ100 929 Am Hst Mon Jul 13 2020
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. High pressure north-northeast of the area will keep fresh to strong trade winds in place today. A couple troughs moving by north of the islands will ease the trades slightly tonight through Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hilo, HI
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FXHW60 PHFO 131946 AFDHFO

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Honolulu HI 946 AM HST Mon Jul 13 2020

SYNOPSIS. Trade winds will weaken tonight and Tuesday, then remain on the lighter side for the next several days before strengthening over the weekend. The trade winds will deliver passing showers that will primarily favor windward areas during nights and mornings, but the lighter winds will allow some afternoon clouds and showers to develop over leeward areas.

DISCUSSION. Trade winds will diminish tonight and Tuesday, then remain on the lighter end of the spectrum for the next several days, with wind speeds increasing next weekend.

The local winds are expected to diminish and veer slightly toward the ESE over the next day or so, even though a surface high pressure cell far NE of the islands moves/changes very little. Instead, the decrease in winds will, in part, be due to weak low-level features passing between the islands and the high, acting to loosen the low- level pressure gradient.

One such feature is a weak low-level trough currently fueling increased trade showers over and near Kauai and Oahu, while Maui county and the Big Island have fewer showers arriving in the short term. An update to the short term forecast was issued to account for latest satellite/radar trends. Another weak low-level trough to the N of the islands (associated with a low aloft) will move W and sharpen to the NW of the islands from Tuesday into Thursday, while a trough marking the remnant of TS Cristina moves between the islands and the high later in the week. Additionally, a front will dig toward the islands from the NW toward the end of the week. All these features will act to keep the flow over the islands veered and diminished.

The lighter winds will allow afternoon leeward sea breezes to drive cloud and shower formation that will diminish after sunset. Warming mid-level temperatures are expected in the short term as the low aloft to the N moves W the next couple of days. A stabilizing mid- level ridge will then prevail into the weekend, and shower coverage and intensity will be limited, especially since most of the moisture slug associated with the remnants of Cristina will pass well N of the islands. As the low aloft moves to a position NW of Kauai, it will continue to deliver some periods of high clouds. Latest guidance has the bulk of the high clouds over Kauai and Oahu, potentially becming thick at times from Tuesday into Thursday.

AVIATION. A high pressure system far to the north northeast will drive moderate to fresh trade winds across the state through at least tonight. Low clouds and showers will impact mainly windward portions Kauai and Oahu into this afternoon, with drier conditions expected across the rest of the state. Mountain obscurations, occasional MVFR ceilings and visibility are expected around these showers. AIRMET SIERRA is posted for tempo mountain obscurations above 2500 feet along north through east sections of Oahu.

The clouds and showers should pass west of Kauai this evening. The next area of moisture is expected to arrive from the east tonight potentially impacting most windward areas.

AIRMET TANGO remains in effect below 8000 feet for south through west of mountains on all islands due to tempo moderate turbulence.

MARINE. High pressure far north-northeast of the islands will keep fresh to strong trades in place through this afternoon. As a result, a Small Craft Advisory (SCA) remains posted for the typically windy waters around Maui County and the Big Island. A couple troughs of low pressure will pass by to the north of the state Tuesday through Friday, easing the trades into the moderate range in most areas, with fresh trades periodically affecting the typically windier channel waters. Trades should then ramp back up to locally strong levels next weekend as high pressure strengthens far to the north of the island chain.

There will be a series of small southerly swells over the next several days that will keep south shore surf near of just above background levels. A slightly larger long period south swell may fill in over the weekend. East facing shores will continue to experience short period surf produced by the trade winds locally and upstream of the state. A small but slightly longer period east swell produced from former tropical cyclone Cristina, may provide a slight uptick in surf heights during the late Tuesday through Thursday time frame. No other significant swells are expected.

HFO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM HST this evening for Maalaea Bay- Pailolo Channel-Alenuihaha Channel-Big Island Leeward Waters-Big Island Southeast Waters.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ILOH1 - 1617760 - Hilo, HI 1 mi67 min 80°F
51206 7 mi54 min 79°F6 ft
KWHH1 45 mi67 min 82°F

Wind History for Hilo, Hilo Bay, Kuhio Bay, HI
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Airport Reports
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Hilo, Hilo International Airport, HI1 mi44 minNE 710.00 miMostly Cloudy84°F69°F61%1014.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hilo, Hawaii Island, Hawaii
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Hilo
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Mon -- 12:30 AM HST     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:34 AM HST     0.26 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:49 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:54 AM HST     1.89 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:11 PM HST     Moonset
Mon -- 05:03 PM HST     0.93 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:02 PM HST     Sunset
Mon -- 09:10 PM HST     1.53 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii (2)
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Kawaihae
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Mon -- 12:33 AM HST     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:30 AM HST     0.16 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:51 AM HST     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:54 AM HST     1.39 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:14 PM HST     Moonset
Mon -- 05:59 PM HST     0.83 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:06 PM HST     Sunset
Mon -- 10:10 PM HST     1.03 feet High Tide
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