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ATHW40 PHFO 040000
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0000 UTC SAT JUL 04 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 2330 UTC JULY 03 2015

LOW CLOUDS THIS EARLY AFTERNOON HAVE BEEN BUILDING OVER THE MOUNTAIN
SLOPES ON THE BIG ISLAND AND THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA IN EAST MAUI...
TOPPING THE MAUKA SECTIONS OF WEST MAUI AND EAST MOLOKAI...AND
AFFECTING PORTIONS OF LEEWARD OAHU AND KAUAI.  LOW CLOUD CEILINGS
ARE ALSO EVIDENT IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF LANAI AS OF
BULLETIN TIME...AND OCCASIONALLY OVER CENTRAL AND LEEWARD MOLOKAI.
SKIES ARE SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY ELSEWHERE.  LOW CLOUD MOTION IS
BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH STATEWIDE...FROM THE EAST NEAR THE BIG ISLAND
AND VEERING TO THE EAST-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST MOVING UP THE CHAIN
TO KAUAI.

PLUME CLOUDS ARE GENERATING LOW CEILINGS FROM TIME TO TIME WEST OF
THE BIG ISLAND.  CONDITIONS ARE OTHERWISE MOSTLY CLEAR OVER THE
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

A DISSIPATING FRONT IS NEARLY STATIONARY 200 MILES NORTHWEST OF
KAUAI.  A NARROW BAND OF LOW CLOUDS WITH THE SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY
WEST OF A LINE FROM 30N157W TO 26N160W TO 21N164W.  A WEAK TROUGH IS
BEHIND THE FRONT AND IS ALSO NEARLY STATIONARY.  MOST OF THE LOW
CLOUDS WITH THIS FEATURE ARE SCATTERED AS OF THIS WRITING.  BROKEN
HIGH CLOUDS HAVE BEEN FLOWING OVER THE LOWER CLOUDINESS FROM THE
NORTHWEST AND NORTH.

SINCE THIS MORNING...CONVECTION HAS UNDERGONE A DIURNAL WEAKENING
ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF
HAWAII.  THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT REMAIN OVER THE AREA ARE
MAINLY LOCATED FROM 03.5N TO 11N BETWEEN 141W AND 163W.  THE
CONVECTION FROM 08N TO 10.5N BETWEEN 145.5W AND 149W IS ASSOCIATED
WITH A SLOW-MOVING WEAK DISTURBANCE.  ANOTHER DISTURBANCE IS MORE
THAN 1200 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND AND HAS BEEN NEARLY
STATIONARY...AND HAS RECENTLY PRODUCED ONLY ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN ITS VICINITY.

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KINEL




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