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ATHW40 PHFO 220500
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0500 UTC MON DEC 22 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0430 UTC DECEMBER 22 2014

MOST AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND CHAIN THIS EARLY EVENING ARE CLEAR TO
PARTLY CLOUDY.  HOWEVER...LOW CEILINGS HAVE BEEN PERSISTING OVER THE
MOUNTAIN SLOPES IN KAU...KONA...AND SOUTH KOHALA ON THE BIG ISLAND...
AND UPSLOPE FROM HILO.  LOW LEVEL FLOW IS CHANGING ACROSS THE ALOHA
STATE AS A FRONT IS JUST WEST OF KAUAI AS OF BULLETIN TIME.  LOW
CLOUDS ARE MOVING FROM THE NORTHWEST TO NORTH NEAR 20 MPH AROUND
KAUAI...AND ARE FLOWING FROM THE NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH OVER OAHU.
AND THE LOWER WINDS APPEAR TO BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN THE VICINITY
OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND.

THE FRONT JUST WEST OF KAUAI IS GENERATING SHOWERY LOW CEILINGS
SOUTHWEST CLOCKWISE THROUGH NORTH OF THE ISLE.  SKIES ARE
PREDOMINANTLY CLEAR ELSEWHERE OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

THE LEADING EDGE OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THE FRONT IS CURRENTLY ALONG A LINE FROM 30N153W TO 24.5N156.5W TO
JUST WEST OF KAUAI TO 18N170W TO 15.5N180...AND HAS BEEN HEADING
SOUTHEAST NEAR 20 MPH NEAR KAUAI.  ITS BACK EDGE IS ALONG A LINE
FROM 30N157W TO 24.5N160W TO 20N170W TO 18N180.

UNORGANIZED CONVECTION IS OCCURRING ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII.  MOST OF THE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN FIRING FROM 07N TO 10N EAST OF 162W.  MORE
ACTIVITY HAS BEEN IGNITING FROM 01.5N TO 05.5N BETWEEN 166W AND 178W.

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KINEL





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