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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED MAY 25 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MAY 25 2016

AT 200 AM HST...WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWED A LARGE AREA OF MIDDLE-TO-
UPPER MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER DISTURBANCE SHIFTING TOWARD
THE EAST OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS
MOISTURE WAS BEGINNING TO MOVE OVER MAUI. THIS MOISTURE AND UPPER
DISTURBANCE WAS SUPPORTING A LARGE AREA OF SCATTERED LAYERED CLOUDS
BETWEEN THE ISLANDS AND 30N. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITH TOPS REACHING
45 THOUSAND FEET WERE LOCATED WITHIN THIS AREA A FEW HUNDRED MILES
NORTH OF KAUAI NEAR 30N. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED TOWERING CUMULUS
CLOUDS WERE ALSO DEPICTED WITHIN THIS AREA WITH TOPS TO 20 TO 25
THOUSAND FEET. SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JET STREAM
WERE SHOWN QUICKLY TRACKING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC BETWEEN 10N AND THE STATE.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE DEPICTED OVER KAUAI AND OAHU.
CLEAR SKIES WERE SHOWN OVER NIIHAU. SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN
MOSTLY OVER THE NORTH AND WEST SECTIONS OF MOLOKAI...LEAVING
ISOLATED COVERAGE OVER THE SOUTH AND EAST SECTIONS. BROKEN TO
OVERCAST CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF
MAUI...WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVER THE CENTRAL AND LEEWARD PORTIONS
OF THE ISLAND. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN OVER
PORTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND...ESPECIALLY FROM KONA TO
KOHALA...INCLUDING THE NEARSHORE WATERS EXTENDING WEST FROM THE
COAST. SIMILAR CONDITIONS PREVAILED OVER THE WINDWARD SIDE AROUND
HILO. CLOUD TOPS EXTENDED TO AROUND 20 THOUSAND FEET OVER THE
ISLANDS.

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