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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SAT JUL 04 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC JULY 04 2015

AS OF 700 PM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED BROKEN TO OVERCAST
LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER TROUGH AND STATIONARY
FRONTAL BOUNDARY NORTHWEST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BETWEEN 23N
AND 30N FROM 155W TO 164W. UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
AREA WERE TRACKING EAST-SOUTHEAST AROUND 35 MPH. THESE MIDDLE TO
UPPER-LEVEL CLOUDS WERE OBSCURING THE LOW-LEVEL CLOUDS ASSOCIATED
WITH THE STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT WERE EVIDENT EARLIER. THE
LEADING EDGE OF THIS UPPER-LEVEL CLOUD COVERAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY
175 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI.

SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN NORTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS TRACKING NORTHWARD AROUND THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AXIS BETWEEN
23N AND 30N FROM 151W TO 157W. SOUTH OF THE RIDGE AXIS AND EAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND...SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE TRACKING WESTWARD
AROUND 15 MPH BETWEEN 18N AND 27N FROM 140W TO 152W. CLOUD TOPS
ASSOCIATED WITH THESE CLOUDS WERE LESS THAN 10 THOUSAND FEET.

WELL SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS...SCATTERED CUMULONIMBUS
CLOUDS WERE LOCATED BETWEEN 3N AND 13N FROM 163W TO 140W. CLOUD TOPS
ASSOCIATED WITH THESE CLOUDS WERE AS HIGH AS 50 TO 60 THOUSAND FEET.
DEBRIS CLOUDS...MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF CIRRUS...ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
ACTIVITY TO THE SOUTH WERE SHOWN TRACKING NORTHEASTWARD BETWEEN 12N
AND 18N FROM 165W TO TO 140W. SOME OF THESE DEBRIS OR UPPER-LEVEL
CLOUDS WERE SHOWN TRACKING OVER PORTIONS OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN ACROSS MOST OF KAUAI AND
OAHU. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS WITH THIS COVERAGE RANGED FROM 10 TO 15
THOUSAND FEET. OVER MOLOKAI AND MAUI...THE LOW-LEVEL CUMULUS CLOUDS
WERE MORE ISOLATED COMPARED TO OAHU AND KAUAI. THE BEST CLOUD
COVERAGE WAS LOCATED OVER THE NORTHEAST AND WESTERN AREAS ON MOLOKAI
AND OVER THE LEEWARD SLOPES ON MAUI. OVERCAST CLOUDS WERE SHOWN OVER
THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWESTERN COASTS OF THE BIG ISLAND OR SOUTH OF A
LINE EXTENDING SOUTHEAST FROM KONA TO PAHALA...EXCLUDING THE SUMMIT.
ELSEWHERE MOSTLY CLEAR TO ISOLATED LOW-CLOUD COVERAGE WAS SHOWN
ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND.

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