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ATHW40 PHFO 041832
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SAT JUL 04 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 04 2015

A COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW FAR NORTH NEAR 45N 166W WAS
STRADDLING THE MIDWAY ATOLL AREA THIS MORNING.  THE LOW WAS MOVING
NORTH BUT THE FRONT NEAR MIDWAY WAS PROGRESSING EASTWARD AT 20 TO 25
MILES AN HOUR.  THE FRONTAL CLOUD BAND WAS ABOUT 70 MILES WIDE WITH
THE LEADING EDGE STRETCHING FROM 30N 170W TO 26N 180E.  THE BAND WAS
COMPRISED OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WITH TOPS BETWEEN 13000
AND 15000 FEET.

BETWEEN THE FRONT AND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...PATCHES AND SMALL
CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE STREAMING NORTHWARD
AT JUST OVER 15 MILES AN HOUR.

NEAR AND JUST EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...THE TRADE WIND INFLUENCE WAS
DRIVING PATCHES AND SMALL CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
WESTWARD NEAR 15 MILES AN HOUR.  PATCHY...MOSTLY SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS WERE FLOWING MORE TOWARD THE NORTHWEST FROM MAUI TO OAHU AND
TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR KAUAI.

AT 8 AM...SMALL AREAS OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST CLOUDS WERE NOTED OVER
THE EAST HALF OF KAUAI AND WATERS IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THAT ISLAND.
SIMILAR CLOUDINESS WAS OBSERVED ALONG THE SOUTH HILO AND PUNA
COASTLINES WITH SOME SMALLER AREAS ON THE LEE SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND
BETWEEN KONA AND THE AREA JUST NORTHWEST OF SOUTH POINT.  THE REST
OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY SUNNY EXCEPT FOR A FEW CLOUDS ALONG THE
MOUNTAINS.  CLOUD TOPS WERE MAINLY IN THE 7000 TO 10000 FEET RANGE.

WELL SOUTH OF THE ISLANDS IN THE TROPICS...STRONG...SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO ERUPT MOSTLY FROM 02N TO 13N BETWEEN
145W AND 165W.  WEAK AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE WITHIN THIS UNSTABLE AIR
MASS WERE SEEN NEAR 10N 164W AND NEAR 09N 150W.

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