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ATHW40 PHFO 020530
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC THU OCT 02 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC OCTOBER 02 2014

LATEST INFRARED SATELLITE DATA SHOWS A LARGE TROUGH FAR N OF THE
ISLAND CHAIN GRADUALLY MIGRATING E...AND PUSHING A SFC COLD FRONT
BOUNDARY INTO THE AREA. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE FRONT IS MARKED BY A
250-MILE WIDE BAND OF STRATOCUMULUS AND LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS...EXTENDING FROM 30.0N 154.2W TO 25.1N 163.2W TO 24.5N
172.2W. THE FRONT IS MOVING SE AT ABOUT 20 MPH...CLOSEST TO THE
ISLANDS AT AROUND 220 MILES NW OF KAUAI. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS WITHIN
THIS BAND ARE REACHING 41 THOUSAND FEET.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL WITH
BROKEN HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS STREAMING FROM THE SW AND COVERING MOST
OF THE ISLAND S OF THE KOHALA DISTRICT. ON MAUI COUNTY...SCATTERED
TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW SHOWERS LINGER OVER LEEWARD
AREAS OF HALEAKALA...THE W MAUI MOUNTAINS AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF
MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL WITH ONLY BROKEN
PATCHES AND A FEW SMALL SHOWERS OVER THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS AND THE
WAIANAE RANGE. ON KAUAI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW
SHOWERS REMAIN OVER CENTRAL AND LEEWARD AREAS FROM KOLOA TO MANA.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS
COVER THE AREA FROM 140W TO 160W. BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LAYERED
AND CIRRUS CLOUDS PREVAIL S OF 20N AND E OF A LINE FROM THE BIG
ISLAND TO 13N 170W. THIS LAYERED CLOUDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK
UPPER LEVEL JET JUST S OF THE ISLANDS ORIENTED W TO E BETWEEN 160W
TO 140W.

FAR S OF THE ISLAND CHAIN...AN ACTIVE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE
ZONE...OR ITCZ...IS SHOWING AREAS OF DEEP CONVECTION WITH BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS BETWEEN 05N TO 10N. A CLUSTER OF ACTIVE
THUNDERSTORMS IS CENTERED AROUND 09.6N 149.4W...OR ABOUT 780 MILES
SE OF THE BIG ISLAND...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS REACHING 49 THOUSAND
FEET.

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REYNES





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