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ATHW40 PHFO 221232
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED OCT 22 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC OCTOBER 22 2014

TROPICAL STORM ANA IS LOCATED ABOUT 495 MILES WEST OF LIHUE AT 2 AM
HST...AND IS MOVING TO THE NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH. THUNDERSTORMS WITH
TOPS TO 53000 FEET ARE AROUND TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER...WITH
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LAYERED CLOUDS THAT
EXTEND ABOUT 250 MILES TO THE NORTHWEST THROUGH EAST OF THE CENTER.
LINGERING HIGH CLOUDS CONTINUE TO PASS OVER THE KAUAI COUNTY AND
THE SURROUNDING WATERS OVERNIGHT.

THE HIGH CLOUDS NEAR KAUAI ARE OBSCURING LOWER CLOUDS OVER THE
GARDEN ISLE AT 2 AM. LOW CLOUDS NEAR THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ARE
MOVING IN FROM THE SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.

A NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LINE OF LOW CLOUDS IS OBSERVED ON SATELLITE
ABOUT 45 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS. THE NORTHERN END OF
THE BAND IS ABOUT 55 MILES WIDE...WHILE THE SOUTHERN END TO THE EAST
OF THE BIG ISLAND IS ABOUT 165 MILES WIDE.

SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER OAHU AND MOLOKAI OVERNIGHT.
MEANWHILE JUST A FEW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE. ON
MAUI...AREAS OF CLOUDS REMAIN OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE
WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS...WITH PATCHES OF CLOUDS OVER THE HALEAKALA
SLOPES. A FEW CLOUDS ARE MOVING OVER THE LOWER SLOPES OF THE NORTH
AND SOUTH HILO DISTRICTS AT 2 AM...AND OVER THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE
BIG ISLAND NEAR SOUTH POINT. THE CLOUDS OVER THE WEST SIDE OF THE
ISLAND AT SUNSET ARE BEGINNING TO THIN AT 2 AM.

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MBALLARD





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