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ATHW40 PHFO 171229
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED SEP 17 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC SEPTEMBER 17 2014

A TRIO OF MID TO UPPER LEVEL SYSTEMS REMAIN EVIDENT ON WATER VAPOR
IMAGERY OVERNIGHT IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC. THE COMPLEX LOW REMAINS
FAR NORTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS...WITH THE LOW ABOUT 2115 MILES TO THE
NORTHEAST AT 2 AM. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE BE FOUND NEAR THE
LOW WITH TOPS REACHING NEAR 36000 FEET. THIS SYSTEM CONTINUES TO
LIFT TO THE NORTH AND EAST...MOVING AWAY FROM THE ISLANDS OVERNIGHT.

WATER VAPOR SHOWS A NEARLY STATIONARY MID TO UPPER LEVEL CIRCULATION
REMAINING OVER KAUAI OVERNIGHT. THE FINAL SYSTEM IS CENTERED ABOUT
1330 MILES WEST OF HONOLULU NEAR 21.7N 178.6W. THIS LOW HAS
THUNDERSTORMS WITH TOPS NEAR 40000 FEET NEAR THE CENTER. THIS SYSTEM
HAS BEEN MOVING TO THE WEST SLOWLY...AWAY FROM THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.

IN GENERAL...LOW CLOUDS HAVE THINNED OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
SINCE SUNSET. THE AREA OF CLOUDS THAT STRETCHED FROM KAUAI TO OAHU
HAS BROKEN UP...LEAVING BEHIND SCATTERED CLOUDS ALONG THE SOUTHERN
PORTION OF KAUAI AND THE ADJACENT WATERS. SIMILARLY..SCATTERED TO
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS REMAIN OVER THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF
OAHU...AND OVER THE ADJACENT WATERS. A FEW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE
NORTHERN HALF OF KAUAI...AND FEW TO SCATTERED CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER
THE KOOLAU RANGE ON OAHU.

THE CLOUDS NEAR AND OVER THE ISLANDS OF MAUI COUNTY AT SUNSET HAVE
ALL BUT DISAPPEARED. JUST A FEW CLOUDS ARE NOTED OVER MAUI COUNTY AT
2 AM. SIMILARLY...THE CLOUDS OVER THE BIG ISLAND HAVE DISSIPATED
SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE SUNSET. IT APPEARS ON INFRARED IMAGERY THAT
SCATTERED CLOUDS REMAIN OVER THE KAU AND SOUTH KONA DISTRICTS...WITH
JUST A FEW CLOUDS ELSEWHERE.

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