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ATHW40 PHFO 221836
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC MON SEP 22 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC SEPTEMBER 22 2014

HIGH PRESSURE EDGING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HAS A RIDGE THAT
EXTENDS ALONG 25N. SOUTH OF THE RIDGE... SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS ARE PUSHING WESTWARD AT 10 TO 20 MPH. NORTH OF THE RIDGE TO
30N... BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE MOVING 10 MPH TOWARD THE EAST.

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED NEAR 19N 165W IS STRONG ENOUGH TO SET
OFF A FEW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA ENCLOSED BY 18N AND 21N BETWEEN
163W AND 168W. THE THUNDERSTORMS ARE MOVING 15 MPH TOWARD THE WEST
WITH TOPS REACHING UP TO 43 THOUSAND FEET.

A LOW LEVEL TROUGH NEAR 12N 148W IS PRODUCING SOME TOWERING CUMULUS
WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AS IT MOVES WEST AT 15 MPH. TOPS ARE
REACHING AS HIGH AS 42 THOUSAND FEET AND EXTEND AS FAR NORTH AS
15N.

OVER HAWAII... SKIES ARE MOSTLY CLEAR THIS MORNING WITH EXCEPTION
OF A FEW LOW CLOUDS OVER THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS ON OAHU...AND OVER
CAPE KUMUKAHI ON THE BIG ISLAND. BOTH THE WINDWARD AND LEEWARD
WATERS HAVE SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH.

IN THE DEEP TROPICS... SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FOUND FROM 150W
TO THE DATELINE WITH THE HIGHEST TOPS FIRING TO 55 THOUSAND FEET.

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MORRISON




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