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FZPS40 PHFO 212310
HSFSP

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2330 UTC SUN DEC 21 2014

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT
OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

THIS HIGH SEAS FORECAST USES 1-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS WHICH MAY BE
HIGHER THAN 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS.

SECURITE

SOUTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 120W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC DEC 21 2014.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 22 2014.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC DEC 23 2014.

.WARNINGS.

...GALE WARNING...
.LOW 18S156W 1003 MB MOVING SE 10 KT. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 20S144W
25S135W AND FROM LOW TO 16S160W. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT AND SEAS 9 TO 11
FT WITHIN 180 NM OF LOW. SEE ADDITIONAL WINDS AND SEAS BELOW.
SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 180 NM NE OF LOW AND
TROUGHS BETWEEN 152W AND 157W. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM
OF LOW AND TROUGHS ELSEWHERE.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 18S150W 999 MB. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 25S139W
AND FROM LOW TO 17S155W. WINDS 20 TO 35 KT AND SEAS 9 TO 13 FT
WITHIN 180 NM OF LOW. SEE ADDITIONAL WINDS AND SEAS BELOW.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 21S144W 999 MB. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 25S138W
AND FROM LOW TO 18S150W. WINDS 20 TO 40 KT AND SEAS 9 TO 19 FT
WITHIN 180 NM OF LOW. SEE ADDITIONAL WINDS AND SEAS BELOW.

...GALE WARNING...
.LOW 15S166W 1004 MB MOVING E 10 KT. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 16S160W AND
FROM LOW TO 13S175W. WINDS 20 TO 25 KT AND SEAS 9 TO 11 FT WITHIN
180 NM OF LOW. SEE ADDITIONAL WINDS AND SEAS BELOW. SCATTERED
MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 300 NM NE AND 120 NM SW OF LOW AND
TROUGHS.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 14S162W 1001 MB. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 17S155W
AND FROM LOW TO 13S175W. WINDS 20 TO 35 KT AND SEAS 9 TO 13 FT
WITHIN 180 NM OF LOW. SEE ADDITIONAL WINDS AND SEAS BELOW.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 14S159W 996 MB. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 18S150W
AND FROM LOW TO 13S175W. WINDS 30 TO 45 KT AND SEAS 12 TO 20 FT
WITHIN 180 NM OF LOW. WINDS 20 TO 30 KT AND SEAS 9 TO 12 FT
ELSEWHERE WITHIN 240 NM OF LOW. SEE ADDITIONAL WINDS AND SEAS BELOW.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.LOW 11S178E 1005 MB NEARLY STATIONARY. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 10S160E
AND FROM LOW TO 13S175W. SEE WINDS AND SEAS BELOW. SCATTERED
MODERATE TO STRONG TSTMS WITHIN 300 NM NE OF LOW AND TROUGHS E OF
175E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 12S180W 1005 MB. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 11S160E
AND FROM LOW TO 13S175W. SEE WINDS AND SEAS BELOW.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 13S179E 1005 MB. TROUGHS FROM LOW TO 11S160E
AND FROM LOW TO 13S175W. SEE WINDS AND SEAS BELOW.

.TROUGH 06S172E 00S168E MOVING W SLOWLY. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
STRONG
TSTMS W OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST DISSIPATING TROUGH 06S170E 00S165E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED.

.DISSIPATING TROUGH 25S167E 16S166E NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM E OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED.

.RIDGE 25S126W TO 16S140W TO 06S165W TO 00S170E NEARLY STATIONARY.

.WINDS 20 TO 30 KT S OF LINE 14S178W 18S160W 22S143W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT S OF LINE 15S180W 17S164W
21S150W 25S141W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT S OF LINE 15S178E 17S165W
25S144W.

.OTHERWISE WINDS 20 KT OR LESS REST OF FORECAST AREA.

.SEAS 9 TO 11 FT S OF LINE 15S173W 18S160W 22S145W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 9 TO 11 FT S OF LINE 16S178W 20S160W 25S135W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 9 TO 11 FT S OF LINE 15S175W 20S160W 25S147W.

.OTHERWISE SEAS 8 FT OR LESS REST OF FORECAST AREA.

.ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS IN AREA 04S165W 11S155W 10S167W 04S165W.

$$
.FORECASTER POWELL. HONOLULU HI.