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ATHW40 PHFO 041230
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED MAR 04 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MARCH 04 2015

OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS COVER A BROAD AREA OF THE NORTH PACIFIC IN
AN AREA BOUNDED BY 27N157W 19N150W 10N161W 17N171W 27N157W. ISOLATED
CUMULONIMBUS...CB...ARE EMBEDDED IN THIS AREA SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
23N150W TO 13N166W. THIS AREA OF LAYERED CLOUDS COVERS ALL OF THE
MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...WHILE THE CB AREA LIES JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE
ISLANDS. THESE CLOUDS MERGE WITH THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH SCATTERED CB
SOUTH OF 10N MARKING THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE. ALMOST
OBSCURED BY THE LAYERED CLOUDS IS A DEEP LOW CENTERED NEAR
28N153W...ABOUT 560 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS MARKING THE NORTHEAST FLANK OF THIS LOW
EXTEND NORTH BEYOND 40N BETWEEN 145W AND 155W. ISOLATED EMBEDDED CB
PERSIST WITHIN 120 MILES NORTH THROUGH EAST OF THE LOW.

A BROAD ANTICYCLONIC CIRCULATION IS NOTED NORTHWEST OF THE LAYERED
CLOUDS...CENTERED NEAR 38N176W. ANOTHER ANTICYCLONIC CIRCULATION IS
NOTED NEAR 40N138W...JUST EAST OF THE LAYERED CLOUDS. WHILE THE
ISLANDS ARE COVERED BY LAYERED CLOUDS...SOUTHEAST FLOW NOTED EAST OF
150W AND NORTHEAST FLOW WEST OF 160W BETWEEN 10N AND 30N IMPLIES A
SURFACE TROUGH EXISTS OVER OR NEAR THE ISLANDS.

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POWELL










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