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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC FRI DEC 26 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC DECEMBER 26 2014

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED NEAR 31N 153W...OR ABOUT 750 MILES N OF
THE BIG ISLAND...IS MIGRATING TO THE NE AT ABOUT 20 MPH. BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS N AND W OF THE LOW...AND SCATTERED TOWERING
CUMULUS AND CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED WITHIN 200 MILES S OF
THE CENTER OF THIS LOW. AN EMBEDDED CLUSTER OF ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS
IS CENTERED AROUND 27.1N 151.7W...OR ABOUT 520 MILES NE OF MAUI.
HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS ARE REACHING 36 THOUSAND FEET. AN ASSOCIATED
TROUGH AXIS STRETCHES S FROM THE LOW AND PASSING ABOUT 170 MILES E
OF THE BIG ISLAND.

CLOSER TO THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
LINGER OVER PORTIONS IF THE WINDWARD COASTLINE OF THE BIG ISLAND...
AND ALONG THE LEEWARD COASTLINE FROM KONA VILLAGE RESORT TO MILOLII.
MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL OVER MAUI COUNTY AND MOST OF
OAHU...EXCEPT FOR PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALONG THE W COASTLINE
FROM BARBERS POINT TO MAKUA VALLEY AND THE WAIANAE RANGE. ON KAUAI
COUNTY...BROKEN LOW LEVEL CLOUDS ARE STREAMING FROM THE NW AND
COVERING LOCATIONS ALONG THE N AND NW COASTLINE OF KAUAI FROM NA
PALI STATE PARK TO MANA.

ELSEWHERE...A 90 MPH UPPER LEVEL JET IS ORIENTED FROM SW TO NE ALONG
THE E EDGE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED UPPER TROUGH...PRODUCING BROKEN
TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN 140W TO 148W AND
15N TO 30N. LINES OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO ALIGNED ALONG THE E EDGE
OF THE TROUGH. CLOUD TOPS IN THESE LINES OF THUNDERSTORMS AND
LAYERED CLOUDS RANGE FROM 28 TO 39 THOUSAND FEET. MEANWHILE...
SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS CLOUDS COVER
MUCH OF THE LOWER LEVELS WITH CLOUD MOTION AROUND 20 MPH MAINLY TO
THE SE FROM 140W TO 162W...TURNING TO THE S AND SW FROM 162W TO
180.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...A SMALL CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS IS LOCATED
NEAR THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...CENTERED
AROUND 08.8N 149.6W...OR ABOUT 800 MILES SE OF THE BIG ISLAND. CLOUD
TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE PUSHING 45 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES








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