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ATHW40 PHFO 011230
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SUN MAR 01 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MARCH 01 2015

LATEST WATER VAPOR AND INFRARED SATELLITE DATA SHOW AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH EXTENDING ALONG A LINE FROM 30.0N 160.3W TO 16.6N 164.3W...
SLOWLY MIGRATING E. AN ASSOCIATED 450 MILE-WIDE BAND OF LAYERED
CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS IS ORIENTED SSW TO NNE ACROSS THE
E HALF OF THE ISLAND CHAIN...CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM 20.3N 153.8W
TO 30.0N 150.0W. A DECAYING SURFACE COLD FRONT BOUNDARY ALSO EXTENDS
AROUND THE SAME LINE. A CLUSTER OF TOWERCUMULUS CLOUDS AND VERY
ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE OBSERVED ABOUT 180 MILES E OF HILO.
HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE REACHING 39 THOUSAND
FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...THE BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS ARE GRADUALLY
DISSIPATING OVER THE BIG ISLAND WITH SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS COVERING WINDWARD AREAS AND THE NE COASTLINE. ON MAUI
COUNTY...THE LAYERED AND UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS ARE STILL OBSCURING LOW
LEVEL FEATURES OVER MAUI...BUT FOR LANAI AND THE W HALF OF MOLOKAI
SKY COVER IS NOW BECOMING SCATTERED. ON OAHU...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS PREVAIL EXCEPT FOR LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALONG THE KOOLAU
MOUNTAINS AND OVER N SHORE LOCATIONS FROM WAIALUA TO TURTLE BAY. ON
KAUAI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE DEVELOPING OVER WINDWARD AND
INTERIOR AREAS.

ELSEWHERE...BETWEEN 10N AND 20N...SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS AND
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS PREVAIL WITH INDIVIDUAL CLOUD ELEMENTS MOVING
TO THE W/SW AT ABOUT 15 MPH. N OF 20N...BROKEN CUMULUS AND
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS COVER THE AREA BETWEEN 140W TO THE TROUGH/FRONT
COMPLEX WITH AN OVERALL CLOUD MOTION TO THE W AT ABOUT 15 MPH.
BEHIND THE TROUGH/FRONT COMPLEX TO 180...MAINLY BROKEN TO OVERCAST
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS PREVAIL WITH CLOUD MOTION TO THE S/SW AT ABOUT
20 MPH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LINGER BETWEEN 10N TO 18N AND 147W TO
155W WITH CLOUD TOPS AROUND 38 THOUSAND FEET.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...DEEP CONVECTION AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE
OBSERVED OVER THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...BETWEEN
05N TO 08N AND 152W TO 180. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS ARE REACHING 48
THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES








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