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ATHW40 PHFO 280027
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SAT MAR 28 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC MARCH 28 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS THE AREA IS DOMINATED BY AN UPPER LEVEL
HIGH CENTERED NEAR 19N 171W WITH AN ASSOCIATED RIDGE EXTENDING OVER
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. A SHARP UPPER LEVEL TROUGH...WITH A MOSTLY
NORTH TO SOUTH AXIS IS LOCATED WEST OF THE AREA FROM 43N 130W TO 23N
136W.

A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE AREA FROM 30N 172W
TO 25N 180W. AN OVERCAST CLOUD DECK EXTENDS BETWEEN 225 TO 275 MILES
TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT. CLOUD TOPS ARE BETWEEN 15 AND 18
THOUSAND FEET WITH ISOLATED TOWERING CUMULUS TOPS UP TO 25 THOUSAND
FEET.

ACTIVE CONVECTION IS MAINLY SOUTH OF 10N...WITH THE MAIN AREAS
BETWEEN 130W AND 150W AND BETWEEN 165W AND 180W. SCATTERED
CONVECTION...WITH CUMULONIMBUS TOPS TO 40 THOUSAND FEET ARE SOUTH
OF 15N AND BETWEEN 130W AND 140W. CIRRUS BLOW OFF ASSOCIATED WITH
THE CONVECTION IS SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM 13N 140W TO 10N 145W.

SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS SHOW A SURFACE HIGH CENTERED NEAR 33N 140W.
THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA IS A MIX OF SCATTERED CUMULUS TO
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS...EXCEPT NORTH OF 27N AND BETWEEN 154W AND
164W WHICH IS A LINGERING SECTION OF OVERCAST STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS.
SOUTH AND EAST OF A LINE FROM 30N 140W TO 20N 160W TO 20N 180W...THE
MIX OF CUMULUS TO STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE SOUTHWEST
TO WEST BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH. NORTH AND WEST OF THE
LINE...INCLUDING THE PATCH OF OVERCAST STRATOCUMULUS...THE CLOUDS
ARE MOVING TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH.

OVER THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...NORTH THRU EAST SECTIONS OF
KAUAI...MAUI...AND FROM UPOLU POINT TO CAPE
KUMUKAHI TO APUA POINT...THE KAU DISTRICT...AND FROM SOUTH POINT TO
WAIKALOA ON THE BIG ISLAND ARE MOSTLY CLOUDY. THE NORTH THRU EAST
SECTIONS ON MOLOKAI...LANAI...AND OAHU ARE PARTLY CLOUDY. ELSEWHERE
IT IS MOSTLY SUNNY.

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EATON/FOSTER





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