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Marine Weather and Tides
Princeville, HI

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Sunrise 6:00AMSunset 7:16PM Tuesday July 23, 2019 4:00 AM HST (14:00 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 11:50AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PHZ111 Kauai Windward Waters- 321 Am Hst Tue Jul 23 2019
Today..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. Southeast swell 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Tonight..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. South swell 3 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Wednesday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. South swell 3 feet. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. South swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Thursday..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Thursday night..East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. South swell 3 feet after midnight. Scattered showers.
Friday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 to 6 feet. South swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
Saturday..East winds 15 knots. Wind waves 5 feet. South swell 3 feet. Scattered showers.
PHZ100 321 Am Hst Tue Jul 23 2019
Synopsis for hawaiian coastal waters.. High pressure will remain north of the region through the week. An area of low pressure a few hundred miles southwest of kauai will continue to track northwest and weaken through midweek.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Princeville, HI
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Area Discussion for -
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area forecast discussion
national weather service honolulu hi
400 am hst Tue jul 23 2019

Synopsis
Trade wind weather will prevail over the islands through the rest
of the week, with passing low clouds and showers affecting mainly
windward and mountain areas. A trough of low pressure just southwest
of the islands will bring considerable cloudiness to the smaller
islands today.

Discussion
A little more showers have developed over the western portion of the
island chain overnight as moisture from a trough of low pressure
southwest of the area spread to that area. The trough has also moved
far west enough for stronger trade winds to fill back over much of
area. Early morning hilo sounding revealed a little more stable
airmass, with the return of a trade wind inversion and less overall
moisture, though it is still moist above 10 thousand feet. Early
morning lihue sounding continued to depict a moist and somewhat
unstable airmass, with drier air at the lower to mid levels.

As this trough continues to advance further west-northwest away from
the area today, its influence on the island weather will slowly
diminish. In the mean time, leftover moisture over the western
islands will result in higher rain chances for those islands,
especially kauai. Meanwhile, mid and high clouds from the convection
associated with this system are still covering much of the smaller
islands early this morning, and will keep skies rather cloudy for
those islands today. High pressure far north-northeast of the
islands will provide locally breezy trade winds to the area.

Scattered low clouds embedded in the trade wind flow will reach the
islands at times, bringing some showers to mainly windward areas. In
all, it is pretty much trade wind weather for the area today, except
more showers for the western islands and cloudier due to the mid and
high clouds. A few convective showers may develop over lee areas in
the afternoon and evening on the big island.

High pressure will persist generally far north of the area through
the rest of the week and may strengthen a little toward the weekend.

Meanwhile, an upper level ridge is forecast to move over the region
in the next few days. Expect seasonal drier locally breezy trade
wind weather to prevail under a more stable airmass for the later
part of the week. Forecast solutions continue to show an upper level
trough passing over the state over the weekend. This may result in
an increase in shower coverage in the island vicinity by the weekend
into early next week as the airmass in the area may become less
stable.

Aviation
A high northeast of the area will maintain locally strong east winds
over the area. Airmet tango is in effect for moderate turbulence in
the lee of the mountains.

A low southwest of the area continues to move northwest and weaken.

Layered clouds from the low have been decreasing. Thick layered
clouds still cover kauai county, but the higher clouds have cleared
the big island and have thinned over maui count and oahu.

Thunderstorms associated with the trough have remained southwest of
the islands but will still be possible over the waters southwest of
kauai through this morning.

Low clouds moving over the islands in the low level easterly flow
have been sparse. Localized MVFR ceilings are possible over east
sections of the islands but we do not expect to have to issue airmet
sierra for mtn obsc.

Marine
Fresh to locally strong easterly trades will continue through the
week as high pressure remains north of the area and a weak low
pressure passes to the southwest. Stronger winds will remain across
the typically windier locations from maui county to the big island
due to terrain accelerations. The current small craft advisory
remains in effect through Wednesday and will likely need to be
extended through the second half of the week.

Heavy showers and a few thunderstorms will remain possible across
the leeward kauai waters through tonight as the aforementioned area
of low pressure passes.

Choppy surf will continue along east facing shores each day due
to the trades locally and upstream of the islands.

Surf along south facing shores will trend up a notch today through
midweek as a south-southwest swell moves through. The latest
observations from the offshore buoys to the south have trended up
overnight within the 14 to 18 second bands. Surf heights will remain
well below advisory levels as this swell moves through the peaks
today.

As this south-southwest swell eases Wednesday through Thursday, a
new southeast swell associated with a recent gale that developed
over the southern pacific is forecast to move through late Thursday
night. This swell will peak Friday, then lower through the weekend.

Hfo watches warnings advisories
Small craft advisory until 6 pm hst Wednesday for maalaea bay-
pailolo channel-alenuihaha channel-big island leeward waters-big
island southeast waters.

Discussion... Hui
aviation... Donaldson
marine... Gibbs


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
51208 7 mi31 min 7 ft
NWWH1 - 1611400 - Nawiliwili, HI 20 mi49 min ENE 9.9 G 12 80°F 1016 hPa
51201 - Waimea Bay, HI (106) 82 mi19 min 78°F4 ft
51WH0 - WHOTS - Woods Hole Ocean Time-series 91 mi151 min ESE 16 78°F 73°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lihue, Lihue Airport, HI18 mi68 minE 1010.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F73°F79%1015.8 hPa
Kekaha, Pacific Missile Test Facility Barking Sands, HI19 mi65 minESE 410.00 miA Few Clouds77°F72°F85%1015 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hanalei Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanalei Bay
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Tue -- 01:11 AM HST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:06 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:08 AM HST     1.13 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:49 AM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 12:41 PM HST     0.80 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:54 PM HST     1.37 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:22 PM HST     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Island, Hawaii
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Hanamaulu Bay
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Tue -- 02:37 AM HST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:06 AM HST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:19 AM HST     1.03 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:48 AM HST     Moonset
Tue -- 02:07 PM HST     0.80 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:21 PM HST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:05 PM HST     1.27 feet High Tide
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