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ATHW40 PHFO 030027
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC FRI JUL 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC JULY 03 2015

A STATIONARY FRONT IS DEFINE BY A 100 MILES WIDE BAND OF
STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS CLOUDS ALONG A CURVE FROM 30N 156W TO 25N
160W ACROSS NIHOA ISLAND TO 20N 168W. THE CLOUDS ALONG THE FRONT ARE
GENERALLY RISING TO HEIGHTS BETWEEN 7 AND 10 THOUSAND FEET WITH
CUMULUS CLOUDS NORTH OF 27 NORTH RISING TO HEIGHTS OF 22 THOUSAND
FEET. TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT BROKEN TO OVERCAST STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MILES PER
HOUR.

FURTHER SOUTH...THE MONSOON TROUGH IS QUITE ACTIVE AND MEANDERS
ALONG 10N. SCATTERED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS RESIDE WITHIN 300 MILES OF
10N MOSTLY EAST OF 162W WITH TOPS AS HIGH AS 57 THOUSAND FEET.
SCATTERED CIRRUS CLOUDS FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS EXTEND TO 20N.
ADDITIONAL CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE BEING ADVECTED INTO THE AREA FROM A
TROPICAL DISTURBANCE WEST OF 180W. THESE SCATTERED CIRRUS ALSO
REMAIN SOUTH OF 20N.

FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHERN CENTRAL PACIFIC...AREAS OF
SCATTERED TO BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE SPREAD ACROSS THE
REGION. THESE CLOUDS ARE GENERALLY MOVING TO THE EAST AT 10 MILES
PER HOUR AND RISING TO HEIGHTS OF 7 TO 10 THOUSAND FEET.

IN THE VICINITY OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...NIIHAU...KAUAI...
OAHU AND KAHOOLAWE ARE PARTLY CLOUDY. MOLOKAI AND LANAI ARE MOSTLY
CLOUDY. MAUI IS MOSTLY CLOUDY...EXCEPT MOSTLY SUNNY OVER THE CENTRAL
VALLEY AND THE WESTERN COASTAL AREA. THE BIG ISLAND IS MOSTLY
CLOUDY...EXCEPT MOSTLY SUNNY OVER THE COASTAL KOHALA DISTRICTS.

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EVANS





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