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ATHW40 PHFO 280018
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU MAY 28 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC MAY 28 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LOW CENTERED AT 39N148W. THE LOW
IS EMBEDDED WITHIN A BROAD TROUGH ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC. AN
UPPER RIDGE LIES TO THE WEST WITH AN AXIS ALONG ALONG 178E
STRETCHING FROM 20N TO 40N. SCATTERED TO BROKEN CIRRUS CLOUDS LIE
WITHIN THE WESTERLY FLOW AT THE BASE OF THE UPPER TROUGH COVERING AN
AREA PRIMARILY NORTH OF 26N BETWEEN 140W AND 160W.

AT THE LOW LEVELS...A SURFACE RIDGE IS CENTERED AROUND 29N179W. THE
HIGH IS DRIVING EASTERLY TRADE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN WEST
OF 158W BETWEEN 10N TO 30N. THE TRADES ARE CARRYING BROKEN
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS TOWARDS THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH...WITH
THE SLOWER MOVEMENTS NEAR THE HIGH CENTER.

A WEAK LOW PRESSURE IS CENTERED AT 18N155W WITH LOW CLOUDS EXTENDING
NORTH ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND TO MOLOKAI. OVERCAST SKIES ARE OBSERVED
ON VISIBLE SATELLITE ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND...MAUI...LANAI...MOLOKAI
AND ALL ADJACENT WATERS TO THESE ISLANDS. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS
ABOVE 9000 FEET ON THE BIG ISLAND AND ACROSS THE WATERS WEST OF
MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...BROKEN CLOUD COVER MOST OF THE ISLAND WITH SMALL
BREAKS ALONG THE LEEWARD COAST. ON KAUAI...CLOUDY SKIES PREVAIL
ACROSS THE WHOLE ISLAND.

$$

FOSTER





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