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ATHW40 PHFO 230514
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC TUE SEP 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC SEPTEMBER 23 2014

TO THE WEST...THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG A TROUGH WITHIN 75 MILES
OF THE LINE FROM 19N 169W TO 20N 166W. LAYERED DEBRIS CLOUDS FROM
THIS CONVECTION PARTLY TO MOSTLY OBSCURED LOWER FEATURES WITHIN THE
AREA BOUNDED BY THE CURVE FROM 22N 169W TO 20N 164W TO 18N 169W TO
19N 173W.

TO THE NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST...STRATOCUMULUS AND STRATUS
FRAGMENTS FROM A DISSIPATED FRONT EXTENDED ACROSS HAWAIIAN WATERS
WITHIN 75 MILES OF THE CURVE FROM 30N 143W TO 24N 159W TO 26N 171W.

TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHWEST...LIGHT TO MODERATE THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY CONTINUED IN THE ITCZ FROM 12N TO 04N ACROSS MOST OF THE
AREA...AND AS FAR NORTH AS 16N NEAR 150W. LAYERED DEBRIS CLOUDS FROM
THIS AND EARLIER CONVECTION PARTLY TO MOSTLY OBSCURED LOWER FEATURES
FROM 17N TO 02N.

TO THE WEST...THIN HIGH CLOUD LAYERS FROM ACROSS THE DATELINE PARTLY
OBSCURED LOWER FEATURES WEST OF THE CURVE FROM 20N 180 TO 15N 177W
TO 13N 178W TO 14N 180.

OTHERWISE...CLOUD COVER ACROSS HAWAIIAN WATERS CONSISTED MAINLY OF
INDIVIDUAL SMALL CUMULI...THOUGH A FEW CLUMPS UP TO 100 MILES ACROSS
ALSO WERE PRESENT. THESE CLOUDS GENERALLY ROSE TO HEIGHTS OF 6000 TO
9000 FEET...AND MOVED TOWARD THE WEST SOUTHWEST AT AROUND 15 MILES
AN HOUR.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...CLOUD COVER CONSISTED MOSTLY OF
AFTERNOON CUMULUS BUILDUPS WITH THEIR LAYERED DEBRIS CLOUDS OVER
HIGHER TERRAIN INLAND...THOUGH MARINE CUMULI AND STRATOCUMULI ALSO
MOVED ASHORE ALONG SLOPES FACING EAST. AREAS WITH THE LEAST CLOUD
COVER WERE LIMITED MAINLY TO NIIHAU...SOUTHWEST KAUAI...CENTRAL
OAHU...THE SOUTH COAST OF OAHU...THE WEST TWO THIRDS OF MOLOKAI...
COASTAL LANAI...THE CENTRAL ISTHMUS ON MAUI...THE SUMMIT AND SOUTH
SLOPES OF HALEAKALA ON MAUI...THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AND SOUTH
KOHALA DISTRICT ON THE BIG ISLAND...THE IMMEDIATE SHORE OF THE
HAMAKUA COAST ON THE BIG ISLAND...THE KAU DESERT ON THE BIG
ISLAND...AND INTERIOR UPLANDS OF THE BIG ISLAND ABOVE ELEVATIONS OF
ABOUT 6000 FEET. THESE CLOUDS GENERALLY ROSE TO HEIGHTS OF 7000 TO
8000 FEET...WITH A FEW HIGHER CLOUDS RISING TO NEAR 13000 FEET.
RADAR DATA FROM NEAR THE ISLANDS SHOWED SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER AND
OFFSHORE ALONG THE NORTHEAST COAST OF MAUI...BUT ISOLATED SHOWERS AT
MOST ELSEWHERE.

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RYSHKO





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