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ATHW40 PHFO 030535
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED JUN 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC JUNE 03 2015

THE SATELLITE LOOP OF THE INFRARED IMAGERY SHOWS AN EAST TO WEST
ORIENTED RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE 470 MILES NORTH OF KAUAI THIS
EVENING. TRADE WINDS RULE THE AREA SOUTH OF THE RIDGE WITH SPEEDS OF
15 TO 20 MPH BLOWING THROUGH THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

AS NIGHT DESCEND ON THE ISLANDS...THE LEADING EDGE TO A LARGE AREA
OF LOW CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED SHOWERS IS NOW REACHING THE NORTHEAST
FACING COAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...AND ABOUT MOVE ASHORE ON THE
EASTERN TIP OF MAUI. THIS AREA OF WEATHER IS PART OF A BAND THAT
STRETCHES NORTHEASTWARD FOR 800 MILES. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE BAND
WILL SLIDE SOUTH OF THE ISLANDS...THE LEADING EDGE OF IT WILL SPREAD
WESTWARD ACROSS THE SMALLER ISLANDS THROUGH TOMORROW.

ELSEWHERE AT 7 PM HST...PATCHY LOW CLOUDS CONTINUES TO DISSIPATE
OVER THE INTERIOR AND NA PALI COAST ON KAUAI. OTHERWISE...FAIR SKIES
RULED ALL OF THE REMAINING SMALLER ISLANDS. AS FOR THE REST OF THE
BIG ISLAND...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS REMAINS OVER THE LEEWARD SECTION OF
THE ISLAND FROM THE AIRPORT SOUTHWARD AS WELL AS UPPER KAU SLOPES.
THESE CLOUDS ALSO EXTENDED DOWNWIND OF THE KONA COAST ACROSS THE
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS FOR ABOUT 20 MILES.

ON THE FAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SATELLITE IMAGERY...A BAND OF
HEAVY LOW CLOUDS FROM 30N NORTHWARD IS PART OF A FRONTAL SYSTEM.
SCATTERED CONVECTION AROUND THE DATELINE AND SOUTH OF 15N IS LIKELY
CAUSED BY AN UPPER LEVEL LOW LOCATED NEAR 20N170E.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY IS DEPICTING AN UPPER LOW NEAR 27N161W...ABOUT
370 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. A TROUGH EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD
TO 25N170W. THE LOW IS MARKED BY A SWIRL OF HIGH CLOUDS WITH A
RADIUS OF 200 MILES FROM THE CENTER. THE LOW IS MOVING EASTWARD NEAR
10 MPH.

DOWN IN THE TROPICS...OTHER THAN FOR THE LOW PRESSURE AREA 1070
SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...SCATTERED DEEP CONVECTION IS MAINLY
SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 03N157W TO 04N170W TO 07N180W.


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LAU






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