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ATHW40 PHFO 241230
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SUN MAY 24 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MAY 24 2015

AN UPPER LOW CAN BE OBSERVED FAR NE OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
WITH A TROUGH AXIS EXTENDING SOUTH TO ABOUT 250 MILES E OF THE BIG
ISLAND. A DISSIPATING SURFACE COLD FRONT EXTENDS IN A SIMILAR
ORIENTATION AS THE UPPER TROUGH...FROM 30.0N 144.6W TO 23.1N 146.9W
TO THE BIG ISLAND. LAYERED CLOUDS AND LINES OF CUMULUS CLOUDS ALONG
AND AHEAD OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY COVER THE AREA BETWEEN 25.0N TO
30.0N AND 140.0W TO 144.0W...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS NEAR 42
THOUSAND FEET. THE TROUGH/FRONT COMPLEX IS GRADUALLY MIGRATING ESE
AT AROUND 25 MPH...EXCEPT FOR THE REMNANT PORTION OF THE FRONT
CLOSEST TO THE BIG ISLAND WHICH REMAINS NEARLY STATIONARY.

ACROSS THE ALOHA STATE...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW
LINGERING SHOWERS STILL COVER WINDWARD AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND AND
THE SE SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA BELOW 8 THOUSAND FEET. ON MAUI
COUNTY...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS REMAIN OVER WINDWARD
AREAS OF MAUI FROM NAHIKU TO HUELO...THE INTERIOR SLOPES OF
HALEAKALA...THE W MAUI MOUNTAINS...AND OVER THE E MOLOKAI
MOUNTAINS. ON OAHU...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS REMAINED ALIGNED ALONG THE
KOOLAU MOUNTAINS...OVER PORTIONS OF THE WAIANAE RANGE...AND INTERIOR
AREAS AROUND THE CENTRAL VALLEY. ON KAUAI COUNTY...LOCALLY BROKEN
PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS LINGER OVER WINDWARD AND INTERIOR AREAS OF
KAUAI.

BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS CLOUDS COVER MOST OF THE AREA N OF
THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT AND N OF 18N FROM THE BIG ISLAND TO
THE 180 LINE...WITH CLOUD MOTION GENERALLY TO THE S AND SW AT 10 TO
20 MPH. ELSEWHERE...LOW CLOUD COVERAGE REMAINS MAINLY SCATTERED N
OF 10N WITH CLOUD MOTION TO THE N AND NE BETWEEN 140W AND 148W...
TURNING NW AND W FROM 148W TO 180.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE OBSERVED
NEAR THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...BETWEEN THE
EQUATOR AND 10N FROM 140W TO 168W WITH CLOUD TOPS RANGING FROM 43 TO
54 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES








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