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ATHW40 PHFO 271145
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1200 UTC FRI MAY 27 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1130 UTC MAY 27 2016

MUCH OF THE ALOHA STATE IS CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY THIS EARLY
MORNING.  HOWEVER...LOW CLOUD CEILINGS HAVE BEEN OCCURRING IN
WINDWARD AND LEEWARD COASTAL AND LOWER UPSLOPE PORTIONS OF THE BIG
ISLAND...OVER CENTRAL AREAS OF LANAI...AND IN NORTHERN AND EASTERN
SECTIONS OF KAUAI...WHERE SHOWERS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN FALLING.  LOW
CLOUD MOTION IS FROM THE EAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH
ACROSS THE ISLAND CHAIN.

TO THE WEST OF THE BIG ISLAND ARE BROKEN TO OCCASIONALLY OVERCAST
LOW CLOUDS.  SCATTERED TO BROKEN SHOWERY LOW CLOUDINESS IS EAST...
SOUTHEAST...AND NORTHWEST OF KAUAI.  CONDITIONS ARE CLEAR TO
SCATTERED ELSEWHERE OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS AS OF BULLETIN
TIME.

THE AXIS OF A NORTH-TO-SOUTH ORIENTED WEAK SURFACE TROUGH HAS
REMAINED NEARLY STATIONARY ABOUT 375-400 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN FIRING IN THE AREA NORTH OF 28N
BETWEEN 160W AND 162W.  ANOTHER WEAK SURFACE TROUGH IS MORE THAN 900
MILES NORTHWEST OF THE GARDEN ISLE AND HAS HEADED SLOWLY EAST SINCE
LAST EVENING.

IN THE UPPER AIR ABOVE 25 THOUSAND FEET...A NORTHEAST-TO-SOUTHWEST
ORIENTED TROUGH AXIS APPEARS TO BE PASSING OVER KAUAI AND HAS BEEN
PUSHING EAST AT 20 TO 25 MPH.  THIS FEATURE MAY BE ENHANCING SHOWERS
AROUND THE ISLE AS OF THIS WRITING.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO IGNITE ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII.  THE MOST INTENSE CELLS HAVE
RECENTLY BEEN RISING TO OVER 50 THOUSAND FEET FROM 07N TO 08.5N
BETWEEN 154W AND 160W.

$$

KINEL



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