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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED SEP 28 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC SEPTEMBER 28 2016

AT 200 AM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A SMALL CLOUD SWIRL
CONSISTING OF MOSTLY LOW CLOUDS LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES NORTH-
NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. A FEW TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS WITH TOPS
EXTENDING INTO THE 30 TO 40 THOUSAND FOOT RANGE WERE LOCATED JUST
WEST OF THIS SWIRL BETWEEN 25N AND 30N. THESE TOWERING CUMULUS
CLOUDS WERE DEVELOPING SOUTHEAST OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND WERE
TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST AROUND 170W. BROKEN HIGH CLOUDS
WERE SHOWN LIFTING NORTHEAST IN THIS GENERAL AREA.

BROKEN PATCHES OF STABLE STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH
PRESSURE WERE LOCATED WELL EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
BETWEEN 20N AND 30N FROM 140W TO 150W. CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE PATCHES EXTENDED TO AROUND 10 THOUSAND FEET OR LESS. THESE
CLOUD PATCHES WERE TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST WITHIN THE
TRADE WINDS. THIS COVERAGE WAS SCATTERING OUT OR DIMINISHING AS IT
APPROACHED THE STATE...LEAVING MOSTLY SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS
TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST OVER AND AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
THE BULK OF THESE CLOUDS WERE FOCUSING OVER THE WINDWARD LOCATIONS
WITH ONLY A FEW CLOUDS SPILLING OVER TO THE LEEWARD AREAS.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP WELL SOUTH OF THE STATE
ACROSS THE DEEP TROPICS BETWEEN 7N AND 15N FROM 140W TO THE DATE
LINE. STORMS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE ULIKA REMAINED JUST EAST OF
THE DISCUSSION AREA NEAR 12N 139W.

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