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ATHW40 PHFO 211200
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1200 UTC SUN DEC 21 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1130 UTC DECEMBER 21 2014

MOST AREAS AROUND THE ALOHA STATE THIS EARLY MORNING ARE CLEAR TO
PARTLY CLOUDY.  HOWEVER...SMALL CLUSTERS OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS HAVE
BEEN FORMING NOW AND AGAIN OVER OAHU...THE ISLES OF MAUI COUNTY...
AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN BIG ISLAND.  LOW CLOUD MOTION
IS FROM THE EAST-SOUTHEAST BETWEEN 20 AND 25 MPH NEAR THE BIG
ISLAND...AND VEERS TO THE SOUTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH MOVING UP THE CHAIN
TO OAHU.  LOW CLOUDS HAVE BEGUN TO DRIFT FROM THE NORTH OVER KAUAI
IN RESPONSE TO A FRONT THAT IS GETTING CLOSER TO THE ISLES.

SMALL PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDINESS ARE NORTH OF THE STATE FROM
OAHU TO THE BIG ISLAND...AND SOUTH OF MAUI COUNTY.  SKIES ARE CLEAR
TO SCATTERED ELSEWHERE OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS AS OF
BULLETIN TIME.

THE LEADING EDGE OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS ASSOCIATED
WITH A FRONT...AS MENTIONED IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH...IS CURRENTLY
ABOUT 285 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI.  THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN PUSHING
EAST NEAR 20 MPH ALONG 30N OVER THE PAST SEVEN HOURS.  MOST OF THE
CLOUDINESS WITH THE BOUNDARY IS WEST AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM
30N156.5W TO 25N163W TO 18N180.  AS OF THIS WRITING...THE BACK EDGE
OF THE FRONTAL CLOUD BAND IS ALONG A LINE FROM 30N162.5W TO
24.5N170W TO 21N180.

UNORGANIZED CONVECTION CONTINUES TO IGNITE ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII.  MOST OF THE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN FIRING FROM 06N TO 08.5N EAST OF 152W.  THE
MOST INTENSE CELLS...HOWEVER...CLIMBING TO OVER 50 THOUSAND FEET...
HAVE BEEN OCCURRING 05N TO 07N BETWEEN 162W AND 167W.

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KINEL




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