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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU SEP 18 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC SEPTEMBER 18 2014

A FRONTAL BOUNDARY ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW APPROACHING THE CALIFORNIA
COAST STRETCHES INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC WITH ITS TAIL END VISIBLE
SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND. THE BOUNDARY IS NOTED BY A BAND OF BROKEN
LOW CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED SHOWERS. THE BAND IS 200 MILES ACROSS NEAR
23N 140W AND SHRINKS TO 100 MILES ACROSS NEAR 20N 150W. NORTH OF THE
BAND UP TO 30N... STABLE STRATOCUMULUS ARE MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 15
MPH WHILE BRINGING PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES.

OVER THE ISLANDS...SKIES HAVE CLOUDED UP SINCE THIS MORNING WITH
MOST AREAS SEEING PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WHILE THE BIG ISLAND
SUMMITS REMAIN CLEAR. BOTH THE WINDWARD AND LEEWARD COASTAL WATERS
HAVE PATCHES OF CLOUDS MOVING 15 MPH TOWARD THE WEST.

WEST OF 170W...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW SPINNING NEAR 21N 178W IS
SPAWNING ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ON ITS WESTERN AND NORTHERN
PERIPHERY. THE AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS IS BETWEEN 20N AND 28N FROM
175W TO THE DATELINE. THUNDERSTORM TOPS ARE REACHING 45 THOUSAND
FEET.

IN THE TROPICS...THERE ARE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CENTERED AROUND
160W AND 145W. BOTH OF THESE AREAS ARE MOVING SLOWLY WEST WITH TOPS
REACHING 53 THOUSAND FEET.

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MORRISON




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