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ATHW40 PHFO 281831
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC MON JUL 28 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 28 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWED A WEAK UPPER LOW NEAR 29N 155W.  A
SHALLOW UPPER TROUGH EXTENDED FROM THE LOW TO 24N 159W.  THE LOW AND
TROUGH WERE MOVING SLOWLY EAST SOUTHEASTWARD.

THE UPPER LEVEL WINDS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WERE CARRYING A 225 MILES
WIDE SWATH OF MOSTLY BROKEN CIRRUS CLOUDS NORTHEAST ACROSS THE BIG
ISLAND.  THIS SWATH WAS CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM 15N 160W TO 20N
152W TO 21N 146W.  THESE HIGH CLOUDS OVER THE BIG ISLAND...ALONG THE
NORTHERN EDGE OF THE SWATH...WERE FAIRLY THIN AND NOT BLOCKING OUT
MUCH SUNSHINE.

THE PREVAILING TRADE WINDS WERE CARRYING SMALL CLUSTERS OF MOSTLY
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS INTO THE BIG ISLAND THIS MORNING.  ONLY PATCHES OF
SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS WERE NOTED AROUND THE OTHER ISLANDS.
HOWEVER...A LARGER BATCH OF LOW CLOUDS HAD GATHERED ALONG THE EAST
AND NORTHEAST COASTS OF MAUI.  AT 8 AM...SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY
ALONG THE WINDWARD SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND.  PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES WERE OF THE NORTHEAST HALF OF OAHU AND THE EAST TIP OF
MAUI.  THE REST OF THE STATE HAD MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES.

NUMEROUS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO ERUPT ALONG THE
TROPICAL AREAS SOUTH OF THE ISLANDS.  A ROUGHLY 450 MILES WIDE SWATH
OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS SAT
FROM 07.5N TO 15N BETWEEN 140W AND 160W...AND FROM 03.5N TO 10N
BETWEEN 160W AND THE DATELINE.  THE REMNANT OF FORMER TROPICAL
DEPRESSION GENEVIEVE WAS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LARGE AREA OF CLOUDS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED ABOUT 730 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HILO.

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