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ATHW40 PHFO 271832
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC TUE JAN 27 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JANUARY 27 2015

HIGH PRESSURE NORTHEAST OF THE STATE IS PROPELLING STABLE LOW CLOUDS
INTO THE WINDWARD AREAS OF THE ISLANDS BRINGING CLOUDY SKIES.
LEEWARD AREAS ARE MOSTLY CLEAR WITH CLOUDS UNABLE TO CROSS OVER THE
MOUNTAIN RANGES. THE AREA OF STABLE LOW CLOUDS EXTENDS NORTH AND
EAST OF THE STATE TO 30N AND 140W. INDIVIDUAL CLOUDS ARE MOVING
ALONG WITH THE TRADE WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH.

A COLD FRONT MOVING 15 MPH TOWARD THE EAST LIES 550 MILES NORTHWEST
OF KAUAI. THE FRONT IS DEPICTED BY A 200 MILE WIDE CLOUD BAND MADE
UP OF OVERCAST LOW AND MID CLOUDS. BETWEEN KAUAI AND THE FRONT...
SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE MOVING 15 MPH TOWARD THE
NORTHEAST IN THE AREA NORTH OF 25N AND TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST AT 20
MPH SOUTH OF 25N. BEHIND THE FRONT... BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE MOVING
20 MPH TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST.

TWO REMNANT FRONTAL BOUNDARIES CAN BE SEEN BETWEEN 10N AND 20N
RUNNING EAST TO WEST. THE FIRST EXTENDS FROM 18N144W TO 14N163W
WHILE THE SECOND RUNS FROM 16N140W TO 10N170W. BOTH ARE MADE UP OF
BROKEN LOW AND MID CLOUDS WITH THE MORE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY HAVING
EMBEDDED TOWERING CUMULUS.

IN THE DEEP TROPICS... THUNDERSTORMS ARE FIRING TOPS TO 52 THOUSAND
FEET BETWEEN 170W AND THE DATELINE WITH LIMITED ACTIVITY EAST OF
170W.

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MORRISON




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