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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC WED FEB 10 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC FEBRUARY 10 2016

OVER THE ISLANDS...THE INITIAL VISIBLE SECTOR IMAGES SHOWED
MOSTLY CLEAR CONDITIONS. ONLY EAST MOLOKAI HAD FEW TO SCATTERED
LOW CLOUDS NEAR HALAWA VALLEY.

COASTAL WATERS AROUND THE BIG ISLAND...MAUI COUNTY AND OAHU HAD
FEW TO SCATTERED STABLE LOW CLOUDS WITH VERY LITTLE MOVEMENT. THE
KAUAI CHANNEL AND REMAINING COASTAL WATERS AROUND KAUAI COUNTY HAD
SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST AT
ABOUT 10 MILES PER HOUR.

TO THE NORTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...THE LEADING EDGE OF A
COLD FRONT CLOUD BAND EXTENDED FROM 30N 140W TO 23N 160W TO 23N
167W. THE PORTION OF THE BAND NORTH OF 27N WAS 300 TO 400 MILES
WIDE WITH DEEP LAYERED CLOUDS REACHING UP TO 38000 FT. LIGHTNING
DETECTION DATA SHOWED A FEW FLASHES EMBEDDED WITHIN THESE CLOUDS.
SOUTH OF 27N THE FRONTAL BAND RAPIDLY WEAKENS AND NARROWS WITH THE
PORTION EXTENDING INTO THE NORTHERN OFFSHORE WATERS OF THE
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ONLY 100 MILES WIDE WITH SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS. THE
LEADING EDGE OF THIS PORTION OF THE BAND WAS ABOUT 100 MILES NORTH
OF KAUAI AND WAS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST AT 13 MILES PER HOUR.

THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...ITCZ...REMAINS SOUTH OF 10N
WITH DEEP CONVECTION MAINLY BETWEEN 155W AND 175W.

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KODAMA


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