Satellite Precipitation Estimates (TXUS20 KWBC)
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SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES..DATE/TIME 12/05/16 1351Z
SATELLITE ANALYSIS BRANCH/NESDIS---NPPU---TEL.301-683-1404
LATEST DATA USED: GOES15 IR_10.7;SSMIS/AMSU; GOES 15 WV: 0945Z FCS
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LOCATION...HAWAII...
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ATTN WFOS...HFO...
ATTN RFCS...AKRFC...
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EVENT...POTENTIAL HEAVY RAIN EVENT
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SATELLITE ANALYSIS AND TRENDS...HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL IS HIGH ACROSS
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS  WITH DEEP TROPICAL VAPOR TRANSPORT AND A WAVE
TRAVELING ALONG A FRONTAL BOUNDARY. THE PHTO 12Z SOUNDING IS SATURATED UP
THROUGH 500MB AND DEW POINT DEPRESSIONS ABOVE ARE CLOSE TO EQUILIBRIUM AS
TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT SPREADS ARE NEGLIGIBLE.  THE LATEST SSMIS/AMSU
SATELLITE MOISTURE QUANTITIES RANGE FROM 2 INCHES NEAR THE BIG ISLAND
AND 2.6 INCHES UPSTREAM.   SYNOPTIC WEATHER FEATURES IN THE 12Z UPPER
AIR ANALYSIS REVEALED  A MIDDLE LEVEL 700MB TROUGH CENTERED BETWEEN AND
PHLI AND PHTO AS WELL AS A SHORTWAVE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE BAROCLINIC WAVE
PATTERN SEEN ON GOES 15  IMAGERY.  COOLING TOPS  ON IR IMAGERY INDICATED
A TREND IN THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF HEAVY RAIN ACROSS HAWAII.
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AN ANNOTATED SATELLITE GRAPHIC SHOWING THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION
THREAT AREA SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET ADDRESS LISTED
BELOW IN APPROXIMATELY 10-15 MINUTES.
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SHORT TERM OUTLOOK VALID 1345-1745Z...HIGH CONFIDENCE FACTOR
IN SHORT TERM OUTLOOK...THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN DEVELOPING IS
FAVORABLE CONSIDERING EQUATORIAL VAPOR TRANSPORT ALONG A DEEP MOIST
TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT IS BEING DYNAMICALLY LIFTED AS AN EMBEDDED SHORT
WAVE IS TRAVELING ALONG A MIDDLE AND UPPER TROUGH AS A WEATHER SYSTEM
MOVES ACROSS THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.  THE COMBINATION OF WEATHER FEATURES
WITH FURTHER DESTABILIZATION AS MORE SOLAR INPUT BECOMES A FACTOR COULD
LEAD TO HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS FROM OAHU EAST  TO THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII.
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....NESDIS IS A MEMBER OF NWSCHAT (NESDISSATELLITEPRECIP)....
....NESDIS IS A MEMBER OF 12 PLANET....
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FOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING THE SATELLITE
PRECIPITATION MESSAGES AND GRAPHICS PLEASE EMAIL
SSDPrecip@noaa.gov
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FOR PRECIP MESSAGES AND GRAPHICS ON THE WEB:
http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/atmosphere/spe/
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FOR AUTOMATED SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES ON THE WEB:
http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/emb/ff/CONUS.php
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LAT...LON 2338 15354 1867 15361 1867 15866 2326 15869 2329 15872

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