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Puako, HI

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Sunrise 5:57AMSunset 6:41PM Tuesday April 20, 2021 12:25 AM HST (10:25 UTC) Moonrise 12:42PMMoonset 1:29AM Illumination 60% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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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PHZ121 Alenuihaha Channel- 851 Pm Hst Mon Apr 19 2021
Rest of tonight..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. North swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. North swell 3 feet in the morning. Isolated showers through the day.
Tuesday night..Northeast winds 15 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Wednesday..East winds 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. Isolated showers through the day.
Wednesday night..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Thursday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Thursday night..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Northwest swell 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Friday..East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. Northwest swell 3 to 4 feet. Isolated showers.
Saturday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. Northwest swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.
PHZ100 851 Pm Hst Mon Apr 19 2021
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. A front approaching from the northwest will keep winds on the lighter side, particularly over the western islands through Wednesday. As the front weakens into a trough and dissipates Wednesday night and Thursday, trade winds will return, and strengthen to fresh to strong levels Friday into the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Puako, HI
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FXHW60 PHFO 200635 AFDHFO

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Honolulu HI 835 PM HST Mon Apr 19 2021

SYNOPSIS. Light and variable winds will prevail the next couple of days, with trade winds gradually strengthening Wednesday and Thursday before becoming breezy next weekend. The light winds will allow low clouds and showers to focus over interior locations during the day, but an overall increase in showers is expected through Tuesday over Kauai and Oahu as an upper-level disturbance moves through, with a few heavy showers possible. The upper-level disturbance will also bring a thick layer of mid and high clouds on Tuesday that will gradually diminish on Wednesday. The returning trade winds will bring just a few windward showers.

DISCUSSION.

Weakly convergent southeast flow is supporting scattered showers around Kauai while mostly clear skies and dry weather prevail for all other islands. Aside from a gradual increase in mostly transparent high cloud cover, this should generally remain the trend through most of the night.

The afternoon sounding out of Lihue was very dry in the mid-levels and featured a PWAT of 0.87", which is on the low side of normal for April. Likewise, dewpoints at Barking Sands were in the upper 50s as recently as this morning. However, the dewpoint there has jumped up to 70 degrees over the last couple of hours which corresponds to a satellite analysis of PWATs up to 1.4" spreading over Kauai at press time. As this airmass filters into the area during the next 12 to 18 hours a similar increase in surface humidity can be expected for the other islands. This will represent a noticeable increase in mugginess compared to the last couple of weeks.

Attention for the evening forecast package revolves around shower coverage and heavy rain potential on Tuesday. Model consensus has held firm over the last 24 hours or so with no forecast changes needed and no substantial revisions to overall forecast reasoning. Advection of warm and moist air within a deep layer of confluent southwesterly flow will contribute to modest forcing for ascent through the forecast period while a fairly dynamic 60kt jet provides favorable support by Tuesday afternoon. With that said, the potential for deep convection and thunderstorms is expected to be limited due to paltry mid level lapse rates and increasing high clouds limiting instability over the islands. The greatest potential for deep inland convection will probably be over Maui and Big Island where high clouds are not expected to arrive until later Tuesday evening. Overall flavor of the event is still expected to be one of increasing shower coverage and locally heavy rainfall for portions of Kauai and Oahu.

A building ridge over the central Pacific will cause a return to trades by the end of the week. The returning trade winds will be on the drier side as a building mid-level ridge brings stability, although there may be a weak low aloft bringing more trade showers over the weekend. Long range outlook shows a trend toward light winds in about a week or so.

AVIATION. The cold front far northwest of the Hawaiian Islands continues its slow march eastward. Light mostly offshore winds will predominate across the islands tonight. Winds will shift to the south on Tuesday as the front edges closer to Kauai. Current radar imagery reveals minimal shower activity statewise this evening. Shower coverage and intensity is expected to increase over Kauai late tonight or early Tuesday, but the remainder of the state should experience mostly clear skies overnight.

Prefrontal showers will spread from Kauai to Oahu by Tuesday afternoon and to Maui County by Tuesday evening. On the Big Island, inland cumulus are expected to dissipate overnight, but redevelop Tuesday afternoon.

The air mass over the state is expected to become increasingly unstable on Tueday. Slight chance of Thunderstorms over Kauai, Oahu, and Interior Big Island on Tuesday.

No AIRMETs in effect at this time. Mountain obscuration could become an issue for Kauai on Tuesday.

MARINE.

A front approaching from the northwest will keep moderate east- southeast winds in place over the eastern islands and light and variable winds over the western end of the state through Wednesday. A few heavy showers and even a thunderstorm will be possible through Tuesday evening over the Kauai and Oahu waters as an upper level disturbance moves through. Moderate trades are expected to return from east to west across the state Wednesday night and Thursday as high pressure builds north of the islands. The trades are forecast to strengthen into the fresh to strong range Friday through the weekend, and Small Craft Advisories will likely be needed for some marine zones at that time.

Surf along north facing shores will remain small through Tuesday. A new short period north-northwest swell will then give north shore surf a boost during the middle of the week, with a slow decline expected Friday through the weekend. Head high to slightly over head sets can be expected along north facing shores as this swell peaks, but surf will remain well below advisory thresholds.

East shore surf will remain small through the next 7 days, although we should see a slow trend upward Thursday into the weekend as the trades over and upstream of the islands strengthen.

Surf along south facing shores will remain small during the next 7 days, with mainly background south and south- southwest swell energy moving through.

HFO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KWHH1 0 mi55 min ENE 1.9 G 4.1 75°F 79°F1018.3 hPa
ILOH1 - 1617760 - Hilo, HI 46 mi55 min SW 1.9 G 4.1 71°F 77°F1018.5 hPa
51206 49 mi42 min 76°F7 ft
KLIH1 - 1615680 - Kahului Bay, Maui, HI 68 mi55 min Calm G 1.9 74°F 79°F1018.7 hPa

Wind History for Kawaihae, HI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bradshaw Army Air Field / Hawaii, HI23 mi27 minN 310.00 miFair48°F43°F83%1017.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii
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Kawaihae
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Tue -- 01:28 AM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:00 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:27 AM HST     0.32 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:44 AM HST     0.73 feet High Tide
Tue -- 12:42 PM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:53 PM HST     0.51 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:43 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 11:30 PM HST     1.96 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Mahukona, Hawaii Island, Hawaii
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Mahukona
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Tue -- 01:29 AM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:01 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:24 AM HST     0.09 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:34 AM HST     0.60 feet High Tide
Tue -- 12:42 PM HST     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:46 PM HST     0.30 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:43 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 11:10 PM HST     1.75 feet High Tide
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