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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED FEB 10 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC FEBRUARY 10 2016

A COLD FRONT BOUNDARY STRETCHED FROM 30.0N 143.9W TO 25.7N 158.9W TO
25.5N 166.7W TO 28.9N 180. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE FRONT IS MARKED
BY A RAGGED-LOOKING BAND OF LOW AND MID LEVEL CLOUDS ABOUT 100 MILES
WIDE. THE FRONT IS SLOWLY DRIFTING E.

A STRONG JET STREAM FAR N OF THE ISLANDS IS GENERATING BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS...COVERING THE AREA N OF A LINE FROM 24.4N
140.0W TO 30.0N 159.9W. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THESE LAYERED CLOUDS
WERE REACHING 42 THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLAND CHAIN...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS LINGERED AROUND
THE WINDWARD COASTLINE OF THE BIG ISLAND WHILE MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES
PREVAILED ACROSS THE REST OF THAT ISLAND. FOR THE REST OF THE
ISLANDS...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED WITH SMALL PATCHES OF
LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS OVER MOUNTAIN AREAS.

ELSEWHERE...BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS COVER THE AREA
N OF THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT BOUNDARY AND MOVING TO THE E/SE AT
AROUND 20 MPH. SCATTERED CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS PREVAILED
BETWEEN THE FRONT AND 10.0N WITH CLOUD MOTION GENERALLY TO THE W/NW
AT ABOUT 15 MPH.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...DEEP CONVECTION WAS OBSERVED ALONG THE
INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...BETWEEN 01N TO 09N AND
154W TO 180. CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 46 TO 56 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES


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