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ATHW40 PHFO 061837
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC MON JUL 06 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 06 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS A MID TO UPPER LEVEL LOW NORTHEAST OF THE
AREA CENTERED NEAR 36N 130W WITH A WEAK TROUGH EXTENDING SOUTHWEST
TO NEAR HAWAII. WEST OF THIS AREA...AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH DOMINATES
THE AREA.

A BAND OF CUMULUS /CU/ AND STRATOCUMULUS /SC/ CLOUDS...ASSOCIATED
WITH A WEAK STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM 30N 166W TO 24N 180W. THE
BAND IS BETWEEN 100 AND 150 MILES WIDE WITH CLOUDS TOPS GENERALLY
BELOW 10 THOUSAND FEET. WEST OF THE FRONT A BROKEN DECK OF SC CLOUDS
ARE MOVING TO THE SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS BELOW 8 THOUSAND FEET SHOW A WEAK TROUGH
FROM 30N 150W TO 21N 149W...OR APPROXIMATELY 650 MILES NORTHEAST OF
HAWAII. AN AREA OF BROKEN CU AND SC ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TROUGH
AND ARE MOVING TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH. BETWEEN THE
TROUGH AND HAWAII...SCATTERED CU AND SC ARE MOVING TOWARDS THE
SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH.

OVER THE ISLANDS...LEEWARD AREAS ARE CLEAR WHILE BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
LINGER OVER THE NORTH THROUGH EAST MOUNTAIN SLOPES. CLOUD TOPS ARE
GENERALLY BELOW 8 THOUSAND FEET. A SMALL AREA OF ENHANCED CLOUDS
AND SHOWERS IS APPROXIMATELY 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF HANA MAUI AND
MOVING TOWARDS THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH. CLOUDS TOPS ARE UP TO
12 THOUSAND FEET.

THERE IS DEEP CONVECTION MAINLY SOUTH OF 10N WEST OF 150W...WITH
CIRRUS /CI/ EXTENDING NORTH TO 17N. AN AREA OF CONVECTION WITH TOPS
ABOVE 50 THOUSAND FEET IS CENTERED NEAR 12N 150W. THIS AREA IS
NEARLY STATIONARY. A LARGE AREA OF CONVECTION BETWEEN 142W AND 126W
AND FROM 06N TO 15N IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH.
CUMULONIMBUS /CB/ TOPS EXTEND ABOVE 55 THOUSAND FEET. CI EXTEND
NORTHWARD NEAR 20N FROM BOTH AREAS.

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EATON/WROE




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