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ATHW40 PHFO 281830
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SUN DEC 28 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC DECEMBER 28 2014

LOW CLOUD MOTION OVER THE OPEN WATERS AROUND THE STATE WERE
BASICALLY MOVING IN A NORTH TO SOUTH DIRECTION WITH A MORE WEST
SOUTHWEST MOTION TO THE CLOUDS THAT ARE PRESENT SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST
OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

LOW CLOUD COVERAGE OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS WAS RATHER SPARSE
EARLY THIS MORNING WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF LOW CLOUDS BEING BANKED
UP OVER NORTH AND NORTHEAST FACING SLOPES. OVER THE BIG ISLAND
PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE LOWER SLOPES FROM NORTH
KOHALA SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. OVER MAUI LOW
CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE NORTH FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA AS
WELL AS OVER THE NORTHEAST FACING SLOPES OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS.
A FEW PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN OVER INTERIOR LANI AS WELL AS
OVER NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF MOLOKAI. OVER OAHU PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS
ARE SEEN OVER PORTIONS OF THE KOOLAU AND WAIANAE MOUNTAIN RANGES
WITH A FEW LOW CLOUDS SEEN OVER SOME LEEWARD LOCATIONS. OVER KAUAI
PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN OVER NORTH AND NORTHEAST FACING
SLOPES WHILE MOST LEEWARD AREAS WERE CLOUD FREE.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS LOCATED ABOUT 800
MILES TO THE EAST NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. A BROAD BAND OF MULTI
LAYRED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS LIES ALONG THE EASTERN
PERIPHERY OF THE UPPER TROUGH GENERALLY IN AN AREA FROM 18N TO 35N
BETWEEN 138W AND 145W. THE UPPER TROUGH AND THE BAND OF MULTI LAYRED
CLOUDS ARE HAVE BEEN DRIFTING VERY SLOWLY EASTWARD OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL HOURS.

$$

BURKE




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