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Hilo, HI

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Sunrise 6:15AMSunset 5:55PM Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:37 AM HST (21:37 UTC) Moonrise 5:43PMMoonset 5:33AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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- 1003 Am Hst Tue Oct 19 2021
Rest of today..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Tonight..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Wednesday..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 4 feet. Isolated showers in the morning.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 6 feet. Isolated showers.
Thursday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 6 feet. Isolated showers through the day.
Thursday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. North swell 5 feet. Isolated showers.
Friday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. North swell 6 to 8 feet. Scattered showers.
Saturday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. North swell 6 to 8 feet. Scattered showers.
PHZ100 1003 Am Hst Tue Oct 19 2021
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. Gentle to moderate breezy trades are expected the next couple of days. The remnant moisture from an old frontal boundary with move over the area Wednesday night throught Friday. High pressure rebuilds north of the islands Thursday and this will bring the return of strong trades by Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hilo, HI
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FXHW60 PHFO 191955 AFDHFO

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Honolulu HI 955 AM HST Tue Oct 19 2021

SYNOPSIS. A ridge of high pressure approaching the islands will make for gentle trades the next couple of days. A dry and stable airmass will give lots of sunshine and relatively few showers to the Aloha State. The remnants of an old front will reach Kauai Thursday, and might also spread to Oahu Thursday night or Friday, bringing an increase in clouds and some showers. Trades will start to increase Thursday and become breezy over the weekend. A dry and stable airmass will also return this weekend with fine weather expected.

DISCUSSION. No surprises in store for this morning, with no changes to the forecast, and few changes anticipated with the afternoon package.

The short term forecast remains relative dry, with weakening winds. Expect fewer showers than normal through Wednesday with the dry and stable airmass overhead. Tonight, dewpoints are expected to drop the upper 50s to lower 60s, but start to rebound tomorrow night.

Few clouds and showers are over and upstream of the islands, so don't expect much in the way of cloud coverage today or tomorrow. Satellite shows the cloud band associated with a cold front north of the islands to be along 30N. It is this front that is pushing the ridge over the islands, leading to the weakening of our trade wind flow. Some areas could see land and sea breezes today, but more likely tomorrow, as the winds weaken. Even as the winds weaken, expect a background trade wind pattern.

The front is expected to fall apart as it sinks south and the parent low lifts to the north. Remnants of the front will likely impact the northern islands Thursday and Friday, around the same time as an upper level trough moves over head. The frontal remnants will boost the low level moisture, and the upper level feature will help to to provide some support for the possibility of some enhancement to the showers. That all being said, overall rainfall amounts are still expected to be fairly modest.

Beyond Friday, expect a new high to build in, allowing breezy trades to return with another round of drier and more stable airmass.

AVIATION. A ridge of high pressure continues to move towards the island chain from the north today, easing trade wind speeds across the state. Shower activity will be limited to north through east sections of the islands and adjacent waters throughout the forecast period. However, even this shower activity will be mostly isolated in nature given the increasing stability overhead. Although brief periods of transient low clouds are possible, VFR flight conditions are expected to prevail throughout the next 24 hours and beyond.

There are currently no AIRMETs in effect, and none are anticipated today or tonight.

MARINE. Moderate trades will be gradually trending down to generally light to gentle breezes the next couple of days as a series of North Pacific cold fronts weaken the ridge north of the islands. These fronts will cross the north offshore waters Wednesday and Thursday and are expected to dissipate before reaching the state. High pressure will re-establish itself north of the islands by Friday and this will strengthen weekend trades back into the moderate to locally strong category.

A moderate north-northwest swell will slowly fill in tonight and steadily build throughout the day Wednesday. This swell will likely peak Wednesday night and gradually decline on Thursday. A reinforcing north swell is expected to fill in Thursday night and peak on Friday. Both of these swells could get near the High Surf Advisory threshold during its peak. With the swells being out of the northerly direction, harbor surges are expected over the Kahului and Hilo harbors especially on Friday due to an increase in swell height (6 to 8 feet) and a decrease in swell period (12-13 seconds). Swell direction will also be directly out of the north (010 degrees).

Surf along south facing shores should see a small increase as a new south-southwest swell fills in further this afternoon and Wednesday. Surf along east facing shores could see some wrap from the pair of northerly swells over the next several days. Otherwise, trade wind swell will be on the increase Friday into the weekend as the trades strengthen.

HFO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.



DISCUSSION . M Ballard AVIATION . Vaughan MARINE . Kino


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ILOH1 - 1617760 - Hilo, HI 1 mi49 min NE 2.9G7 77°F 80°F1018 hPa
KWHH1 45 mi49 min W 5.1G5.1 78°F 79°F1017.5 hPa

Wind History for Hilo, Hilo Bay, Kuhio Bay, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hilo, Hilo International Airport, HI1 mi44 minNE 810.00 miA Few Clouds82°F67°F60%1018.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hilo, Hilo Bay, Kunio Bay, Hawaii Island, Hawaii
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Tide / Current Tables for Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii
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Kawaihae
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Tue -- 03:26 AM HST     1.92 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:36 AM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:19 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:30 AM HST     0.26 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:17 PM HST     1.70 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:45 PM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:56 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:25 PM HST     -0.04 feet Low Tide
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