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ATHW40 PHFO 270526
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC FRI MAR 27 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC MARCH 27 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS A DIGGING NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH TO THE EAST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THIS EVENING.
THE TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS FROM 45.3N 140.4W TO 29.5N 139.9W TO 14.7N
145.7W...PLACING THE TROUGH ABOUT 1120 MILES EAST OF HONOLULU AT 7
PM. THE TROUGH CONTINUES TO MOVE TO THE EAST AWAY FROM THE MAIN
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

THE LAST VISIBLE IMAGERY OF THE DAY SHOW STABLE LOW CLOUDS
CONCENTRATED OVER THE EASTERN SIDES OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS. ON
KAUAI...LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE
ISLAND. ON OAHU...THE LOW CLOUDS ARE CONCENTRATED OVER THE KOOLAU
AND WAIANAE MOUNTAIN RANGES...ALTHOUGH CLOUDS ARE THICKER OVER THE
KOOLAU RANGE. OVER MAUI COUNTY...CLOUDS ARE FOUND CONCENTRATED OVER
THE NORTH AND EAST SIDES OF MOLOKAI AND LANAI. ON MAUI...CLOUDS ARE
THICKEST OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE WEST MAUI
MOUNTAINS...AND THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA. ADDITIONAL
CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE WEST FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA UPSLOPE
FROM KIHEI TO ULUPALAKUA.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...CLOUDS ARE CONCENTRATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE
ISLAND...COVERED ALL OD THE SOUTH HILO DISTRICT...AND MOST OF THE
NORTH HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. ADDITIONAL CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE
LOWER SLOPES OF THE HAMAKUA AND NORTH KOHALA DISTRICTS. CLOUDS ALSO
FORMED OVER THE WEST SIDE OF THE ISLAND THIS AFTERNOON. THIS EVENING
CLOUDS REMAIN OVER THE SLOPES WEST OF PAHALA IN THE KAU
DISTRICT...AND COVER THE SOUTH KONA DISTRICT...WHICH EXTEND TO THE
NORTH AND OVER MOST OF THE NORTH KONA DISTRICT.

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M BALLARD





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