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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC TUE MAY 31 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC MAY 31 2016

A SLOW-MOVING FRONT BISECTS MUCH OF THE REGION AND CUTS ACROSS
THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. THE FRONT ORIGINATES FROM A SOMEWHAT
WEAK LOW JUST NORTH OF THE AREA NEAR 32N143W AND IS CENTERED ALONG
31N141W...26N141W...22N150W...AND 19N165W. TO THE EAST OF 141W...
THE FRONT IS MARKED BY A 125 MILE-WIDE BAND OF BROKEN LAYERED
CLOUDS MOVING EAST-SOUTHEAST SLOWLY. TO THE WEST OF 141W...THIS
FEATURE IS NEARLY STATIONARY AND IS COMPRISED OF A 75 TO 90 MILE-
WIDE BAND OF BROKEN CUMULUS CLOUDS.

THIS CLOUD BAND IS FOCUSED OVER OAHU AND MOLOKAI AT THIS TIME.
BROKEN TO OVERCAST CUMULUS CLOUDS WITH TOPS TO 12000 FT COVER
WINDWARD SLOPES OF THESE ISLANDS...WHILE SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS ARE SPILLING OVER LEEWARD SECTIONS. EXTENSIVE WINDWARD
CLOUD COVER IS ALSO NOTED ON MAUI. PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
COVER NORTHEAST SLOPES OF KAUAI AND THE BIG ISLAND AS WELL. TO THE
NORTH OF THE FRONT...INDIVIDUAL LOW CLOUDS ARE TRAVELING FROM THE
NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH...WHILE CLOUD MOTIONS NEAR THE BIG ISLAND ARE
BEING TRACKED AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

OTHERWISE...HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED NORTH OF THE 30N IS DRIVING A
TYPICAL TRADE WIND FLOW OVER MOST OF THE AREA. AN ASSOCIATED
SURFACE RIDGE LIES JUST NORTH OF MIDWAY ATOLL...WHERE A
SOUTHEASTERLY LOW LEVEL FLOW PREVAILS. TO THE SOUTH OF THE
STATE...ASIDE FROM A LONE THUNDERSTORM NEAR 11N145W...CONVECTION
ASSOCIATED WITH THE ITCZ IS CONFINED SOUTH OF 10N.

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