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ATHW40 PHFO 191831
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC FRI SEP 19 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC SEPTEMBER 19 2014

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...MOST OF THE STATE IS FREE OF
CLOUDS. AN AREA OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVERS THE SOUTH
SHORE OF OAHU FROM PEARL HARBOR TO KOKO HEAD...AND EXTENDS 40 MILES
OFFSHORE TO THE SOUTH. SCATTERED TO BROKEN MIDDLE LEVEL CLOUDS ARE
ALSO LOCATED OVER SOUTHEAST SECTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND.

AN AREA OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST MIDDLE AND UPPER LEVEL LAYERED CLOUDS
EXTENDS OVER 500 MILES SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. THESE
CLOUDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. ISOLATED
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LAYERED CLOUDS...
GENERALLY BEYOND 200 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. THE DEEP
CONVECTIVE CLOUDS ARE LOCATED WITHIN 200 MILES NORTHEAST AND EAST OF
A LINE FROM 15N154W TO 13N152W TO 10N153W. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO
50000 FT.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH NORTHEAST OF THE
STATE...FROM 30N149W TO 20N155W...OR JUST NORTHEAST OF THE BIG
ISLAND. PATCHY THIN CIRRUS AND CIRROCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED NORTH
OF 26N JUST EAST OF THE TROUGH. THESE HIGH CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

AREAS OF LOW CLOUDS ARE LOCATED TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF THE
STATE. WEST OF 150W...CLOUDS ARE A MIX OF STABLE CLOSED CELL CUMULUS
AND SHOWER OPEN CELL CUMULUS ELEMENTS. EAST OF 150W...CLOUDS ARE
COMPOSED PRIMARILY OF SHOWERY OPEN CELL CUMULUS ELEMENTS...WITH
ISOLATED EMBEDDED TOWERING CUMULUS ELEMENTS. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO
14000 FT. CLOUD MOTIONS ARE GENERALLY TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST AT
LESS THAN 10 MPH.

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BRAVENDER




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