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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED JUN 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC JUNE 03 2015

THE LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS AN AREA OF LOW CLOUDS WITH
EMBEDDED SHOWERS WORKING ITS WAY WESTWARD UP THE ISLAND CHAIN FROM
THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI. THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS AREA IS NOW OVER
WINDWARD MOLOKAI WITH OAHU NEXT ON THE LIST. IT HAS BROUGHT MAINLY
LIGHT SHOWERS TO THE WINDWARD SECTIONS OF THESE THREE ISLANDS. THIS
AREA OF MOISTURE EXTENDED TO 250 NM NORTHEAST OFF MAUI/S WINDWARD
COAST. AS FOR THE REST OF THE BIG ISLAND...THE DAYTIME CLOUDS FROM
TUESDAY HAVE DISSIPATED OVER THE LEE SIDE OF THE ISLAND. HOWEVER...
A RATHER LARGE PATCH WITH A FEW EMBEDDED SHOWERS REMAINS ALONG THE
COASTLINE AND ADJACENT WATERS...EXTENDING FROM THE AIRPORT TO
MILOLII.

ELSEWHERE AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...A COUPLE OF SMALL
PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS HAVE SEPARATED FROM THE MAIN AREA WITH ONE
PATCH CURRENTLY ENTERING THE KAUAI CHANNEL FROM KAHUKU.
OTHERWISE...FAIR SKIES RULED THE REST OF OAHU AND ALL OF KAUAI
COUNTY AS WELL AS LANAI. SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS ARE ALSO PRESENT OVER THE
COASTAL WATERS SOUTHEAST THROUGH SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND/S KAU COAST.

LOW CLOUD MOTION IS FROM EAST TO WEST CLOCKED AT 15 MPH ACROSS THE
SMALLER ISLANDS...AND UP TO 25 MPH OVER THE WATERS SOUTHEAST OF THE
BIG ISLAND.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LOW NEAR 28N160W...ABOUT 440
MILES NORTH OF KAUAI. A TROUGH EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD TO 25N165W.
THE LOW IS MARKED BY A SWIRL OF VERY FAINT HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS WITHIN
200 MILES FROM THE CENTER. ALSO...SOME TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS MAY
HAVE FORMED WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OR TWO WITHIN 100 MILES OF THE
CENTER. THE LOW IS MOVING EASTWARD NEAR 10 MPH. AN AREA OF THICKER
CIRRUS CLOUDS LIES JUST TO THE NORTHWEST THROUGH WEST OF THE UPPER
LOW AND TROUGH. INFRARED IMAGERY SHOWS THE LEADING EDGE OF A FRONTAL
CLOUD BAND SKIMMING MIDWAY ATOLL. THE MAIN FRONTAL BAND IS
STRADDLING 30N BETWEEN 180W AND 170W.

ELSEWHERE...THE DEEP CONVECTION AROUND THE DATELINE AND SOUTH OF 15N
HAS DISSIPATED.

IN THE TROPICS SOUTH OF THE ISLANDS...OTHER THAN FOR THE LOW
PRESSURE AREA 1050 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND NEAR
09N144W...SCATTERED DEEP CONVECTION IS MAINLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
02N147W TO 01N155W TO 06N170W.


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