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ATHW40 PHFO 271828
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC FRI MAY 27 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC MAY 27 2016

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY REVEALS A DEEP LOW SITTING FAR NORTH OF THE
STATE...NEAR 49N 160W...WITH ITS TROUGH AXIS DIPPING SOUTH TO 35N
163W THEN THROUGH 16N 162W. AT THE SURFACE...A NEARLY STATIONARY
TROUGH RUNS NORTH TO SOUTH FROM 30N 159W TO 21N 166W...ABOUT 300
MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI.

SATELLITE DERIVED LOW LEVEL WINDS SHOW THE CENTER OF A SURFACE
HIGH NEAR 38N 140W WITH THE RIDGE AXIS RUNNING SOUTHWEST TO JUST
NORTH OF KAUAI..NEAR 24N 160W. OVERCAST STRATOCUMULUS /SC/ BENEATH
CENTER OF THE HIGH THIN OUT WEST TOWARDS HAWAII...BECOMING
SCATTERED SC AND CUMULUS /CU/. MOST CLOUD TOPS IN THIS REGION
REMAIN BELOW 8 THOUSAND FEET.

A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH RUNS FROM 30N 175W TO 25N 180W...THROUGH THE
FAR NORTHWEST CORNER. ELSEWHERE...WEST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE FILLS IN WITH SCATTERED SC AND CU
GENERALLY MOVING TO THE WEST BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH.

MOST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS REMAIN FAIRLY QUIET THIS
MORNING. IN THE BACKGROUND...SCATTERED SC AND CU ARE GENERALLY
MOVING TO THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH. THE LAND AREAS OVER THE BIG
ISLAND ARE CLEAR THIS MORNING. A PATCH OF LOW CLOUDS LINGER OFF
THE COAST OF KONA. JUST SOUTHEAST OF CAPE KUMUKAHI...A SHOWERY
BROKEN PATCH OF CU AND SC...WITH TOPS TO 15 THOUSAND FEET ARE
MOVING TO THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH. OVER THE NORTH AND EAST
SLOPES OF MAUI MOLOKAI AND LANAI THERE ARE SCATTERED LOW LEVEL
CLOUDS. THE REMAINING AREAS ON THESE ISLAND ARE CLEAR. BROKEN
SHOWERY LOW LEVEL CLOUDS FILL IN OVER THE NORTH AND EAST SLOPES ON
OAHU...LEAVING THE REST OF THE ISLAND CLEAR. KAUAI HAS BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS OVER THE ENTIRE ISLAND. APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES SOUTH OF
POIPU...AN AREA OF SHOWERY CU IS MOVING TO THE NORTH NEAR 15
MPH...WITH ISOLATED CLOUDS TOPS NEAR 20 THOUSAND FEET.

ISOLATED CONVECTION ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE
/ITCZ/ RUNS FROM 05N 180W TO 11N 165W T0 07N 150W TO 07N 130W.
CIRRUS /CI/ BLOW OFF FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS IS BEING PULLED
NORTH AND EAST ALONG AN UPPER LEVEL JET. SCATTERED TO BROKEN CI
IS FOLLOWING A LINE FROM 10N 172W TO 20N 137W.

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EATON



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