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ATHW40 PHFO 300023
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SAT JUL 30 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC JULY 30 2016

TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE STATE LIES A BROAD FIELD OF SCATTERED
TO BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUD ELEMENTS THAT ARE MOVING
WESTWARD IN A MODERATE TRADE WIND ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS GENERALLY
PROVIDING FOR A TYPICAL WINDWARD AND MAUKA DISTRIBUTION OF LOW
CLOUDS ACROSS THE STATE.

OVER KAUAI LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING NORTHERN AND INTERIOR AREAS
WITH JUST A FEW LOW CLOUDS SEEN OVER SOME LEEWARD LOCATIONS. OVER
OAHU LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF BOTH THE
KOOLAU AND WAIANAE MOUNTAIN RANGES WITH JUST A FEW LOW CLOUDS
SEEN ELSEWHERE. OVER MOLOKAI LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING EASTERN AND
INTERIOR AREAS WITH LOW CLOUDS COVERING MOST OF INTERIOR LANAI.
OVER MAUI LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA
AS WELL AS OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS.
OVER THE BIG ISLAND LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING PORTIONS OF THE
WINDWARD SLOPES FROM NORTH KOHALA SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE HILO AND
PUNA DISTRICTS. DAYTIME HEATING AS CAUSED LOW CLOUDS TO BUILD UP
OVER THE KONA AND KAU SLOPES.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED ABOUT 500
MILES TO THE NORTHEAST OF HILO. THE UPPER LOW HAS BEEN MOVING
SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS. CLOUDS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPPER LOW ARE RATHER LIMITED WITH JUST A FEW
MIDDLE AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS SEEN ROTATING AROUND ITS CENTER.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE SEEN ALONG THE ITCZ FAR TO THE
SOUTHWEST OF THE STATE WITH ONLY ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS SEEN ALONG
THE ITCZ SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF THE STATE. INDIVIDUAL THUNDERSTORM
CLUSTERS ARE GENERALLY MOVING OFF TOWARD THE WEST AT AROUND 10
MPH. SOME HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE BRING BLOWN OFF THE TOPS OF THE
THUNDERSTORMS AND ARE BASICALLY MOVING OFF TOWARD THE NORTHEAST.
HOWEVER MOST OF THESE CIRRUS CLOUD ELEMENTS REMAIN SOUTH AND
SOUTHWEST OF THE STATE.

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BURKE



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