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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED FEB 10 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC FEBRUARY 10 2016

A COLD FRONT BOUNDARY STRETCHED FROM 30.0N 145.7W TO 25.6N 160.0W TO
26.9N 171.2W TO 29.9N 180. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE FRONT IS MARKED BY
A RAGGED-LOOKING BAND OF LOW AND MID LEVEL CLOUDS ABOUT 130 MILES WIDE.
THE FRONT WAS NEARLY STATIONARY. A STRONG JET STREAM FAR N OF THE
ISLANDS IS GENERATING BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS...COVERING
THE AREA N OF A LINE FROM 24.3N 140.0W TO 30.0N 160.0W. HIGHEST CLOUD
TOPS IN THESE LAYERED CLOUDS WERE REACHING 38 THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLAND CHAIN...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER MOST OF THE
SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND BELOW 5 THOUSAND FEET AND LEEWARD AREAS
FROM WAIKOLOA RANCH TO HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES. COVERAGE WAS
SCATTERED OVER THE N KOHALA DISTRICT...AROUND S POINT AND WINDWARD
LOCATIONS FROM KEAAU TO PAHOA. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
LINGERED OVER THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA BELOW 5 THOUSAND FEET AND THE
W MAUI MOUNTAINS...WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTY REMAINING UNDER
SCATTERED OR MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. ON OAHU...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
PREVAILED EXCEPT FOR SMALL PATCHES OF BROKEN COVERAGE OVER THE
NW CORNER OF THE WAIANAE RANGE AND AROUND THE RIDGES OF THE KOOLAU
MOUNTAINS NEAR HAUULA. ON KAUAI COUNTY...SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLEAR.

ELSEWHERE...BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS COVER THE AREA
N OF THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT BOUNDARY AND MOVING TO THE E/SE AT
AROUND 20 MPH. SCATTERED CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS PREVAILED
BETWEEN THE FRONT AND 10.0N WITH CLOUD MOTION GENERALLY TO THE W/NW
ABOUT 15 MPH.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...DEEP CONVECTION WAS OBSERVED ALONG THE
INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...BETWEEN 01N TO 09N AND
155W TO 180. CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 40 TO 50 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES


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