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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC TUE MAY 26 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MAY 26 2015

VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A DECAYING 200 MILE-WIDE CLOUD BAND
OF MAINLY CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH A FORMER
SFC FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM 21.0N 140.0W TO 14.0N 149.9W.
CLOUD TOPS WITHIN THIS BAND WERE NEAR 11 THOUSAND FEET...THIS BAND
REMAINS NEARLY STATIONARY...WITH CLOUD TOPS NEAR 11 THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER ALL OF THE
WINDWARD AREAS/SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND BELOW 7 THOUSAND FEET...AND
INCLUDING THE SE SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA DOWN TO S POINT. ON THE LEEWARD
BIG ISLAND...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS LINGER FROM
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE TO MILOLII BELOW 6 THOUSAND FEET. ON MAUI COUNTY...
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS LINGER OVER THE SE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA BELOW 7
THOUSAND FEET. MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL OVER THE REST OF
THE COUNTY...EXCEPT FOR BROKEN PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS OVER WINDWARD
MOLOKAI. ON OAHU AND KAUAI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS STILL PREVAIL
WITH A FEW PASSING SHOWERS FROM THE N AFFECTING MAINLY THE MOUNTAIN
RANGES.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS COVER MOST OF THE AREA N OF 10N. CLOUD MOTION IS MAINLY TO
THE S AND SW BETWEEN 153W AND 180...TURNING TO THE E AND NE FROM
140W TO 153W.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...VIGOROUS THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY COVER MOST OF
THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...BETWEEN THE EQUATOR
AND 10N. CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 44 TO 50 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES








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