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ATHW40 PHFO 261237
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC MON SEP 26 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC SEPTEMBER 26 2016

THE LOW LEVEL WIND FLOW ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IS FROM
THE EAST-NORTHEAST CLOCKED AT AROUND 20 MPH.

INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A LARGE FIELD OF BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS AND SHOWERS MOVING THROUGH THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
ALTHOUGH KAUAI COUNTY APPEARS TO HAVE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF CLOUDS
AND SHOWERS. THE SHOWERS ARE AFFECTING MAINLY THE WINDWARD AND
MOUNTAIN AREAS OF THE LARGER ISLANDS...AND WEATHER RADAR SHOWS
THESE SHOWERS DISSIPATING ONCE THEY CROSSES OVER INTO THE LEEWARD
AREAS OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS. THE CLOUD FIELD EXTENDED TO 250 MILES
EAST-NORTHEAST OF MAUI AND TO 200 MILES EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
BEFORE THERE IS A MOMENTARY BREAK.

THE STALLED FRONTAL BAND NORTHWEST OF KAUAI CONTINUES TO SLOWLY
DISSIPATE. SOME OF THE REMNANTS HAVE MOVED SOUTH TO AS CLOSE AS
150 MILES NORTH OF KAUAI. THE COORDINATES OF THE FRONT ARE 30N154W,
WHERE THERE IS A WEAK LOW, TO 27N157W TO 28N165W TO 25N180W. THE
WIDTH OF THE BAND REMAINS AT AROUND 145 MILES. MIDWAY ATOLL REMAINS
AT THE NORTHERN FRINGE OF THE BAND.

THE LAYERED HIGH CLOUDS BETWEEN THE DATELINE AND KAUAI HAS THINNED
CONSIDERABLY SINCE EARLY SUNDAY EVENING. CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS AND
THUNDERSTORMS REMAINS WIDELY SCATTERED IN THIS AREA FROM 20N TO 06N
BETWEEN THE DATELINE AND 165W. DEEP CONVECTION IS STILL QUITE
ACTIVE ALONG THE INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE WHICH IS GENERALLY
BETWEEN 11N AND 07N EASTWARD TO JUST BEYOND 140W.

AN AREA OF DEEP CONVECTION LOCATED SOME 1200 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST
OF THE BIG ISLAND AND JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANECENTER
OF RESPONSIBILITY HAS A HIGH CHANCE OF BECOMING A TROPICAL SYSTEM
IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PLEASE REFER TO THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER`S TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK...ABPZ20 KNHC...FOR MORE
DETAILS.


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LAU


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