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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SUN MAY 01 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC MAY 01 2016

A STATIONARY FRONTAL CLOUD BAND SAT JUST OVER 375 MILES NORTH OF
KAUAI THIS SUNDAY MORNING. THE ASSOCIATED FRONT WAS DISSIPATING BUT
STILL INTACT NORTH OF 30N. THE ROUGHLY 150 MILES WIDE BAND OF BROKEN
TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WAS CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM 30N 151W TO
29N 160W TO 27N 180E. CLOUD TOPS WERE GENERALLY IN THE 10000 TO
15000 FEET RANGE ALONG THIS FRONTAL BAND.

SOUTH OF THE FRONTAL BAND...A TRADE WIND FLOW DOMINATED THE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS...SWEEPING PATCHES AND SMALL CLUSTERS OF LOW CLOUDS ACROSS
THE ISLAND REGION. THESE LOW CLOUDS WERE MOVING WEST THROUGH THE
ISLANDS AROUND 20 MILES AN HOUR. AT 8 AM...SKIES WERE MOSTLY SUNNY
OVER THE GREATER PART OF THE STATE. HOWEVER...MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES
WERE OBSERVED OVER INTERIOR SECTIONS OF KAUAI AND ALONG THE KOOLAU
RANGE ON OAHU. THE LOW CLOUDS MOVING INTO THE STATE FROM THE EAST
WERE AFFECTING MAINLY THE WINDWARD AND MOUNTAIN AREAS AS USUAL.

A SWATH OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN HIGH CLOUDS WAS APPROACHING THE STATE
FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THESE FAIRLY THIN CIRRUS CLOUDS OCCUPIED THE
AREA FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 157W AND 170W. A FEW WISPS OF CIRRUS
FROM THIS AREA WERE JUST SKIRTING THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND.

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