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ATHW40 PHFO 092345
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0000 UTC WED FEB 10 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 2330 UTC FEBRUARY 09 2016

SUNNY SKIES PREVAIL OVER MOST OF THE ALOHA STATE THIS EARLY
AFTERNOON.  HOWEVER...LOW CLOUDS HAVE BEGUN TO DEVELOP OVER THE
LOWER MOUNTAIN SLOPES ON THE BIG ISLAND AND THE SOUTH-FACING SLOPES
OF HALEAKALA IN EAST MAUI.  AS WAS THE CASE THIS MORNING...LOW LEVEL
WINDS ARE LIGHT AND VARIABLE ACROSS THE ISLAND CHAIN.

A THIN LINE OF STABLE BROKEN LOW CLOUDS IS WEST OF THE BIG ISLAND.
CONDITIONS ARE NO WORSE THAN SCATTERED ELSEWHERE OVER THE ADJACENT
COASTAL WATERS.

A ROPE CLOUD THAT DEMARCATES THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF A WEAK FRONT IS
240 MILES NORTH OF KAUAI AS OF BULLETIN TIME.  THE PORTION OF THE
FRONT NORTHWEST AND NORTH OF THE ISLES APPEARS TO BE NEARLY
STATIONARY...THAT PART TO THE NORTHEAST CONTINUES TO MOVE EAST-
SOUTHEAST...WHILE FARTHER WEST THE BOUNDARY HAS BEEN HEADING NORTH
AND NORTHEAST.  THE SYSTEM IS STILL AFFECTING MIDWAY ATOLL...WHERE
THE LATEST SURFACE OBSERVATION INDICATES OVERCAST CLOUDS AT 1100
FEET...UNLIMITED VISIBILITY...AND WINDS FROM THE EAST AT 12 MPH. THE
PRIMARY THRUST OF THIS FEATURE REMAINS ALONG OR NORTH OF 30N AS THE
CORE OF A JET STREAM IS ALONG A LINE FROM 35N180 TO 31N160W TO
35N140W.  THIS ORIENTATION...BASICALLY WEST TO EAST...IS KEEPING THE
SURFACE SYSTEM FROM SINKING MUCH FARTHER SOUTH.

CONVECTION HAS BEEN FIRING ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE
FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII.  MOST OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
IGNITING SOUTH OF 05N WEST OF 146W.

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KINEL



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