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ATHW40 PHFO 240030 CCA
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU APR 24 2014

CORRECTED SPELLING ERROR

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC APRIL 24 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY INDICATES WEAK UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
CONTINUES OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS WITH A TROUGH EXTENDING TO
THE WEST ALONG 21N. AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE RESIDES EAST
OF THE ISLANDS WITH AN AXIS ALONG 139W. SCATTERED TO BROKEN CIRRUS
CLOUDS TO THE EAST OF A CURVE FROM 10N157W TO 19N150W TO
25N160W TO 30N155W ARE MOVING FROM THE LOW INTO THE RIDGE. THESE
HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST BETWEEN 20 AND 40
MILES PER HOUR AND RISING TO HEIGHTS AROUND 38000 FEET.

AT THE MID TO LOWER LEVELS...SCATTERED TO BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS ARE SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA. THESE CLOUDS ARE RISING TO
HEIGHTS BETWEEN 9000 AND 12000 FEET AND MOVING TO THE WEST AROUND 20
MILES PER HOUR. THE DENSEST AREA OF THE STRATOCUMULI LIES NORTH AND
EAST OF THE ISLANDS AND IS PARTLY OBSCURED BY THE CIRRUS CLOUDS.
THE ROUGH BOUNDARY OF THESE DENSER CLOUDS IS EAST OF A LINE FROM
30N140W TO 23N160W TO 10N147W.

IN THE VICINITY OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...SCATTERED
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS AROUND THE ISLANDS ARE BECOMING BROKEN TO
OVERCAST AS THEY PUSH UP AGAINST THE WINDWARD SLOPES. SOME OF THESE
CLOUDS ARE BEING ADVECTED ACROSS THE ISLANDS ONTO THE LEEWARD
SIDES. ON THE BIG ISLAND LEEWARD SLOPES HAVE BECOME BROKEN TO
OVERCAST AS SEABREEZES ARE ENHANCING CLOUD DEVELOPMENT. THE
STRATOCUMULUS ARE RISING TO HEIGHTS OF 11000 FEET. AT 0000 UTC
NIIHAU IS PARTLY CLOUDY. KAUAI IS MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN AND PARTLY CLOUDY ELSEWHERE. OAHU AND MOLOKAI ARE MOSTLY
CLOUDY ON WINDWARD SLOPES WHILE THE LEEWARD SIDES ARE MOSTLY SUNNY.
LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE ARE MOSTLY SUNNY. MAUI IS MOSTLY CLOUDY ON
WINDWARD SLOPES WHILE THE LEEWARD AREAS ARE PARTLY CLOUDY. ON THE
BIG ISLAND IT IS MOSTLY CLOUDY BELOW 11000 FEET WITH THE EXCEPTION
OF THE SOUTH KOHALA AND THE EASTERN KAU DISTRICTS WHERE IT IS MOSTLY
SUNNY.

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EVANS





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