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ATHW40 PHFO 030538
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC TUE MAR 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC MARCH 03 2015

SATELLITE LOOP SHOWS AN UPPER LOW CENTERED NEAR 27N154W...ABOUT 440
MILES NORTHEAST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. THIS LOW IS MARKED BY
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS AND ISOLATED EMBEDDED CUMULONIMBUS...CB...IN
AN AREA BOUNDED BY 40N149W 16N143W 19N158W 24N152W 27N158W 40N149W.
THE CB ARE MAINLY EMBEDDED IN THIS AREA SOUTH OF 28N. A PORTION OF
THIS CLOUD COVER AFFECTS THE BIG ISLAND THIS EVENING. A PATCHY BAND
OF BROKEN HIGH CLOUDS ABOUT 120 MILES WIDE IS POISED TO CROSS THE
ISLANDS FROM THE WEST...POTENTIALLY MAKING THE VIEW OF LOCAL LOW
CLOUDS DIFFICULT IN INFRARED IMAGERY LATER TONIGHT.

WEST OF THE LAYERED CLOUDS...LOW LEVEL FLOW APPEARS TO BE FROM THE
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE SMALL MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...IN THE 15 TO 25
MPH RANGE. LOW CLOUDS APPEAR TO BE QUITE SPARSE ACROSS THE SMALLER
ISLANDS...WITH SCATTERED TO PATCHY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS NOTED ACROSS
WINDWARD PORTIONS OF KAUAI AND OAHU. MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS ARE
NOTED ACROSS MOLOKAI AND LANAI. A SINGLE CB WHICH FORMED ACROSS THE
LEEWARD HALEAKALA SLOPES OF MAUI THIS AFTERNOON HAS SINCE
DISSIPATED...LEAVING THAT ISLAND WITH MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS.

A 180 MILE WIDE BAND OF OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS...WITH SCATTERED TO
BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS...LIES NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 49N154W
TO 44N155W TO 34N160W TO 32N165W TO 28N180W. MARKING A FRONTAL
BOUNDARY...THIS CLOUD BAND IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST AT ABOUT
25 MPH.

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POWELL







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