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ATHW40 PHFO 271829
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC WED JUL 27 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 27 2016

AN ENORMOUS MASS OF STABLE...BROKEN TO OVERCAST STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS WAS SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION IMMEDIATELY EAST AND NORTHEAST
OF THE STATE THIS MORNING. IT FILLED THE ENTIRE AREA FROM 16N TO
30N BETWEEN 140W AND 155W. BETWEEN 21N AND 27N...MUCH OF THESE
CLOUDS HAD EXPANDED OUT TO 158W...IN THAT AREA JUST NORTH OF THE
ISLAND CHAIN. THE WEST EDGE OF THE CLOUD MASS...AND THOSE CLOUDS
ALONG IT...WERE MOVING WEST BETWEEN 20 AND 25 MILES AN HOUR.

THE CLOUDS ALONG THE WEST EDGE OF THE MASS HAD JUST REACHED THE
BIG ISLAND. SOME BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE NOTED OVER THE
WINDWARD SLOPES OF THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS WITH A SMALLER
AMOUNT OVER THE NORTH KOHALA AREA. AROUND THE OTHER ISLANDS...OAHU
AND EAST KAUAI HAD THE MOST CLOUDINESS WITH MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES
OBSERVED THERE AT 8 AM. THE REST OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY SUNNY.

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WAS DEPICTED ON WATER VAPOR IMAGERY NEAR 22N
139W WAS MOVING WEST TOWARD THE STATE AROUND 15 MILES AN HOUR. BUT
IT IS EXPECTED TO LIFT NORTHWEST ONCE REACHING 150W LONGITUDE.






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