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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC MON SEP 01 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC SEPTEMBER 01 2014

A BAND OF CLOUDS UP TO 200 MILES WIDE IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SURFACE
TROUGH SOUTHWEST OF THE BIG ISLAND. THESE CLOUDS ARE LOCATED WITHIN
200 MILES SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM 20N157W TO 10N174W. THE CLOUD
BAND IS COMPOSED PRIMARILY OF SHOWERY CUMULUS AND TOWERING CUMULUS
ELEMENTS. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO 16000 FT. SOUTH OF 15N...ISOLATED
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE ALSO EMBEDDED WITHIN THE BAND. CLOUD TOPS
ASSOCIATED WITH THESE FEATURES EXTEND UP TO 46000 FT. THE OVERALL
BAND IS MOVING TO THE WEST AT 15 MPH. ADDITIONAL TOWERING CUMULUS
AND ISOLATED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED FARTHER WEST AS WELL...
IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 13N BETWEEN THE CLOUD BAND AND 178W. CLOUD TOPS
IN THIS AREA EXTEND UP TO 40000 FT.

JUST NORTH OF THE STATE...ANOTHER AREA OF SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS IS
LOCATED IN A BAND UP TO 150 MILES WIDE. THIS CLOUD BAND IS LOCATED
IN THE AREA FROM 23N TO 26N BETWEEN 155W AND 159W...AND IS MOVING TO
THE WEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO 12000 FT.
ADDITIONAL SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS EXTEND SOUTHEAST FROM THE AREA...
GENERALLY WITHIN 90 MILES SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 24N155W TO 21N148W.
THESE CLOUDS ARE ALSO MOVING TO THE WEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...KAUAI AND NIIHAU ARE MOSTLY
CLEAR. SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE LOCATED OVER THE WINDWARD
SLOPES OF THE KOOLAU RANGE AND ACROSS THE INTERIOR SLOPES OF THE
WAIANAE RANGE ON OAHU. BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER NORTHEASTERN MOLOKAI
FROM PUKOO EASTWARD. BROKEN TO OVERCAST MID-LEVEL CLOUDS COVER THE
WESTERN HALF OF MAUI AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS AND CHANNELS OUT 15
MILES. THESE CLOUDS ALSO COVER PORTIONS OF LANAI. BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
COVER THE FAR EASTERN SLOPES OF HALEAKALA BELOW 3000 FT FROM HANA TO
KIPAHULU.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...PATCHES OF BROKEN MID-LEVEL CLOUDS COVER
PORTIONS OF SOUTH KOHALA AND NORTH KONA DISTRICTS NORTH OF KEAHOLE
POINT...AND ALSO PORTIONS OF MAUNA LOA BETWEEN 6000 FT AND 11000 FT.
SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER EASTERN PUNA DISTRICT FROM
MOUNTAIN VIEW EASTWARD...AND ALSO EXTEND INTO SOUTH HILO DISTRICT
NEAR HILO TOWN. SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALSO COVER KAU
DISTRICT BELOW 4000 FT FROM NAALEHU WESTWARD. A THIN BAND OF LOW
CLOUDS IS APPARENT ABOUT 10 MILES OFFSHORE TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE
WINDWARD COAST FROM UPOLU POINT TO HILO...AND DENOTES THE OFFSHORE
EXTENT OF THE OVERNIGHT LAND BREEZE.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH FROM 30N169W TO
21N180...OR FROM 500 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF MIDWAY ATOLL TO 500
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MIDWAY. THIS TROUGH IS MOVING TO THE EAST
AT 15 TO 20 MPH. SCATTERED TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS AND ISOLATED
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED NEAR AND TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE
TROUGH. THE TALLEST CLOUD TOPS ARE LOCATED GENERALLY FROM 20N TO 26N
BETWEEN 172W AND 177W...WHERE THEY EXTEND UP TO 42000 FT. ADDITIONAL
CIRRUS AND CIRROCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED THROUGH THIS AREA...
GENERALLY WITHIN 150 TO 250 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE TROUGH. THESE
HIGH CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST AT 40 TO 50 MPH.

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BRAVENDER




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