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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SAT MAR 28 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC MARCH 28 2015

WATER VAPOR SHOWS A MID TO UPPER LEVEL LOW NEAR 28.7N 133.4W...ABOUT
1600 MILES NORTHEAST OF HONOLULU AT 7 PM. AN ASSOCIATED TROUGH AXIS
EXTENDS FROM THE LOW TO 9.3N 147.7W. THE LOW IS MOVING TOWARDS THE
SOUTHEAST AWAY FROM THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

THE LAST VISIBLE IMAGERY OF THE DAY SHOWS STABLE LOW CLOUDS OVER THE
EASTERN HALF OF KAUAI...AND OVER THE KOOLAU RANGE AND ADJACENT COAST
ON OAHU. OVER ON MOLOKAI...CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE EASTERN THIRD
OF THE ISLAND. LANAI HAS SOME PATCHES OF CLOUDS OVER THE NORTHEAST
FACING SLOPES WHILE KAHOOLAWE IS CLOUD FREE. ON MAUI...CLOUDS ARE
FOUND OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS..AND
OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA UP TO AROUND 2500 FEET.
ADDITIONAL CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE SLOPES FROM ULUPALAKUA TO KULA.

SCATTERED CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE LOWER SLOPES OF THE NORTH
HILO...SOUTH HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS THIS EVENING. THICKER LOW
CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE KOHALA
MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL SCATTERED CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE KAU SLOPES
WEST OF WOOD VALLEY. CLOUDS COVER MOST OF THE SOUTH KONA
DISTRICT...AND EXTEND NORTHWARD OVER MOST OF THE NORTH KONA DISTRICT.

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M BALLARD





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