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ATHW40 PHFO 061235
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC MON JUL 06 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC JULY 06 2015

WATER VAPOR SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A WEAK UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
AXIS STRETCHING FROM 30.0N 141.3W TO 21.1N 150.9W...ABOUT 280 MILES
ENE OF HILO. THE TROUGH IS GRADUALLY MIGRATING E AND PRODUCING ONLY
A FEW SMALL AREAS OF BROKEN CIRRUS CLOUDS BETWEEN 25.0N TO 30.0N AND
150.0W TO 156.0W.

MEANWHILE...A STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY FAR NW OF THE ALOHA STATE
IS MARKED BY A NARROW BAND OF CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS
CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM 30.0N 166.2W TO 24.6N 173.3W TO 22.6N
180. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THIS BAND RANGE BETWEEN 9 TO 11 THOUSAND
FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLAND CHAIN...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED
OVER THE BIG ISLAND...EXCEPT FOR PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS OVER
WINDWARD AREAS FROM KAPOHO TO OOKALA. A NARROW LINE OF BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS ALSO LINGERED ALONG THE LEEWARD COASTLINE FROM MILOLII TO
KAILUA-KONA. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE MOVING INTO
WINDWARD AREAS OF MAUI FROM HAMOA TO HUELO. BROKEN TO LOCALLY
OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS LINGERED OVER THE W MAUI MOUNTAINS AND THE E
MOLOKAI RANGE. COVERAGE AROUND THE REST OF THE COUNTY WAS SCATTERED
TO MOSTLY CLEAR. ON OAHU...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
COVERED THE RIDGES OF THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS...WINDWARD LOCATIONS FROM
WAIMANALO TO LAIE...AND OVER PORTIONS OF THE WAIANAE RANGE. COVERAGE
OVER THE REST OF OAHU REMAINED SCATTERED TO MOSTLY CLEAR. ON KAUAI
COUNTY...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED EXCEPT FOR A COUPLE OF
BROKEN PATCHES NEAR KILAUEA AND KOKEE STATE PARK.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS PREVAILED ACROSS THE AREA N OF 10N WITH LOW CLOUD MOTION
MAINLY TO THE W AT 15 MPH FROM 140.0W TO 161.0W. LOW CLOUD MOTION
THEN SHIFTED TO A MORE NW/N FLOW BETWEEN 161.0W AND THE
AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT BOUNDARY...THEN TURNING TO THE SE BEHIND
THE FRONT.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS....DEEP CONVECTION CAN BE OBSERVED ALONG THE
INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...PRODUCING BROKEN LAYERED
AND CIRRUS CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA FROM 02.0N TO 14.0N AND 140.0W TO
142.0W. ADDITIONAL BROKEN LAYERED/CIRRUS CLOUDS COVER THE AREA
BETWEEN 01.0N TO 15.0 AND 160.0W TO 172.0W. A CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND 11.5N 149.2W...OR ABOUT 660 MILES
SE OF HILO. ANOTHER CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND
07.2N 165.1W...OR ABOUT 1000 MILES SSW OF HONOLULU. HIGHEST CLOUD
TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE BETWEEN 50 TO 55 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES






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