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ATHW40 PHFO 230500
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0500 UTC SAT AUG 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0430 UTC AUGUST 23 2014

BROKEN TO OCCASIONALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS...SOME WITH EMBEDDED
SHOWERS...HAVE BEEN MAINLY AFFECTING WINDWARD AND MAUKA AREAS
AROUND THE ALOHA STATE.  THIS HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY SO ON OAHU...
MAUI...AND THE BIG ISLAND.  LOW CEILINGS ARE ALSO EVIDENT OVER THE
WEST-FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA IN EAST MAUI...AND THE KAU AND KONA
SLOPES ON THE BIG ISLAND AS OF BULLETIN TIME.  LEEWARD SECTIONS ARE
OTHERWISE CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY THIS EARLY EVENING.  LOW CLOUD
MOVEMENT IS FROM THE NORTHEAST TO EAST-NORTHEAST BETWEEN 20 AND 25
MPH STATEWIDE.

PATCHY AREAS OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDINESS EXIST NORTH CLOCKWISE THROUGH
EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND AND TO ITS SOUTH-SOUTHWEST...EAST AND
NORTHEAST OF MAUI...AND SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FROM OAHU.  ELSEWHERE
SKIES ARE CLEAR TO SCATTERED OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

CONVECTION HAS BEEN FIRING FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII.  SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN OCCURRING FROM 07N TO 13.5N BETWEEN
165W AND 171W...FROM 07N TO 11N BETWEEN 151W AND 161W...AND FROM 09N
TO 13.5N BETWEEN 144W AND 151W.  THIS LATTER AREA OF CONVECTION IS
ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK DISTURBANCE ABOUT 675 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HILO
THAT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL
HOURS.

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KINEL




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