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ATHW40 PHFO 221827
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC TUE JUL 22 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 22 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS CENTERED A FEW
HUNDRED MILES TO THE NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. THE TROUGH APPEARS TO BE
MOVING NORTHWARD AT THE PRESENT TIME. INSTABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH
THE TROUGH IS CAUSING SOME THUNDERSTORMS TO FORM NEAR ITS CENTER AND
ALONG ITS EASTERN PERIPHERY JUST TO THE NORTH OF THE STATE. SOME
THIN HIGH CLOUDS ARE ALSO STREAMING UP FROM THE SOUTH ALONG THE
TROUGHS EASTERN PERIPHERY.

CLOUD COVERAGE OVER THE ISLANDS VARIED FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND. OVER
KAUAI PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING SOME EASTERN AND INTERIOR
AREAS. OVER OAHU LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES
OF THE KOOLAU RANGE WHILE MOST OTHER AREAS ARE NEARLY CLOUD FREE.
OVER MOLOKAI A FEW PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING EAST SECTIONS
WITH A FEW PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ALSO SEEN OVER INTERIOR LANAI.
OVER MAUI PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA
AS WELL AS THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. MOST
OF THE BIG ISLAND WAS CLOUD FREE WITH JUST A FEW PATCHES SEEN OVER
THE PUNA DISTRICT AND ALONG THE FAR NORTHEAST WINDWARD SLOPES.

THE ITCZ IS RATHER INACTIVE AT THE PRESENT WITH SOME ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG ITS AXIS WHICH IS GENERALLY RUNNING ALONG 10N.
INDIVIDUAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE MOVING ALONG TOWARD THE WEST AT AROUND
15 MPH.

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BURKE





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