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ATHW40 PHFO 060031
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC FRI MAR 06 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC MARCH 06 2015

WATER VAPOR SHOWS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH EAST NORTHEAST OF THE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS...WITH THE AXIS FROM 25N151W TO 22N147W MOVING EAST
NORTHEAST 40 MPH.

A FRONT EXTENDS FROM NORTH OF THE AREA TO 30N144W TO 25N147W TO
18N156W. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS EXTEND APPROXIMATELY 500
MILES TO THE SOUTHWEST OF THE FRONT. CLOUD TOPS NORTH OF 20N ARE
BETWEEN 28 AND 33 THOUSAND FEET. SOUTH OF 20N...CLOUD TOPS ARE
BETWEEN 18 AND 20 THOUSAND FEET.

BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS ARE SOUTH OF 20N AND WEST OF 170W WITH CLOUD
TOPS BETWEEN 20 AND 25 THOUSAND FEET. SCATTERED LAYERED CLOUDS ARE
SOUTH OF 20N AND BETWEEN 156W AND 170W...CLOUD TOPS ARE BETWEEN 18
AND 21 THOUSAND FEET.

AN AREA OF RELATIVELY STATIONARY CONVECTION IS CENTERED NEAR 9N145W.
ANOTHER AREA OF CONVECTION IS LOCATED BETWEEN 172W AND 176E AND
SOUTH OF 11N. CUMULONIMBUS /CB/ CLOUD TOPS IN THESE REGION ARE
GENERALLY BETWEEN 45 AND 48 THOUSAND FEET.

WEST OF THE FRONT MENTIONED ABOVE...MIXED STRATOCUMULUS TO CUMULUS
CLOUDS CAN BE SEEN ON THE VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY. CLOUDS ARE
MOVING SOUTHWEST BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH.

CLOUDY CONDITIONS ARE OVER THE NORTH THROUGH EAST SECTIONS OF
KAUAI...OAHU...LANAI...AND MOLOKAI. OVER REMAINING AREAS OF THESE
ISLANDS...IT IS PARTLY CLOUDY. MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND ARE CLOUDY.
SCATTERED PATCHES OF SHOWERY CUMULUS ARE MOVING SOUTHWEST OVER
ISLANDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

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EATON




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