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ATHW40 PHFO 011229
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED OCT 01 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC OCTOBER 01 2014

INFRARED SATELLITE DATA SHOWS A LARGE TROUGH TREKKING E ACROSS THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC...FAR NW OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...AND PUSHING
A SFC FRONTAL BOUNDARY INTO THE AREA. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE FRONT
IS MARKED BY A 200-MILE WIDE BAND OF STRATOCUMULUS AND LAYERED
CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS...EXTENDING FROM 30.0N 158.2W TO
25.0N 163.9W. THE FRONT IS MIGRATING SE AT AROUND 20 MPH.
ASSOCIATED BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS COVER THE AREA N OF 25N FROM 160W
TO 180...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS AROUND 42 THOUSAND FEET.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...MANLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL WITH
SCATTERED HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS STREAMING FROM THE WSW ACROSS THE S
HALF OF THE BIG ISLAND. ON MAUI COUNTY...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN
LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW SHOWERS ARE MOVING ACROSS WINDWARD AREAS FROM
HAMOA TO HUELO. PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS LINGER OVER THE W MAUI
MOUNTAINS AND CENTRAL MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WITH
SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE DEVELOPING ALONG THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS AND THE
WINDWARD COASTLINE FROM KAHALUU TO KAHUKU. SCATTERED TO LOCALLY
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS AND A FEW SHOWERS LINGER OVER THE WAIANAE RANGE.
ON KAUAI COUNTY...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL EXCEPT FOR
SMALL CELLS OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS AND BRIEF SHOWERS MOVING FROM THE
E AND INTO THE WINDWARD COASTLINE FROM LIHUE TO ANAHOLA.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS
COVER THE AREA N OF 10N FROM 140W TO 160W. LATEST WATER VAPOR
SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTS A WEAKENING CLOSED UPPER LOW ABOUT 270
MILES NE OF MAUI.

FAR S OF THE ISLAND CHAIN...A VERY ACTIVE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE
ZONE...OR ITCZ...IS SHOWING DEEP CONVECTION AND MAINLY BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS ALONG MOST OF THE AREA S OF 15N. A LARGE
CLUSTER OF ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS IS CENTERED AROUND 10N 148W...OR
ABOUT 840 MILES SE OF THE BIG ISLAND...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS
REACHING 52 THOUSAND FEET.

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