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ATHW40 PHFO 310024
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SUN AUG 31 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC AUGUST 31 2014

WEAK SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE STATE CONTINUED TO RESULT IN
LIGHT TRADE WINDS ACROSS THE HAWAIIAN ISLAND REGION THIS AFTERNOON.
NUMEROUS THOUGH WIDELY SEPARATED PATCHES OF SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
ALONG WITH A FEW EMBEDDED CLUSTERS OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE
MEANDERING WESTWARD THROUGH THE REGION.  THE LOW CLOUDS NEAR THE
ISLANDS WERE MOVING ALONG NEAR 12 MILES AN HOUR.

A WEAK LOW LEVEL VORTEX OR LOW CLOUD CIRCULATION CENTER WAS SKIRTING
THE NORTHEAST COAST OF MOLOKAI.  BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THIS WEAK SYSTEM WERE MOSTLY BETWEEN 90 AND 200 MILES NORTHEAST OF
MOLOKAI.  THE PRESENCE OF THIS WEAK CIRCULATION AND THE LIGHT
TRADES ALLOWED SOME CLOUDS TO FORM OVER MAUI COUNTY FROM MIDDAY.

AT 2 PM...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS HAD GATHERED OVER MOST OF
THE INLAND SLOPES SURROUNDING THE BIG ISLAND.  THE IMMEDIATE
COASTLINES AND THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS IN THE INTERIOR OF THE ISLAND
REMAINED MOSTLY SUNNY.  MOLOKAI AND LANAI WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY.  MAUI
AND KAUAI HAD JUST ABOUT AN EVEN MIX OF CLOUDY AND SUNNY SKIES.
SKIES OVER OAHU WERE NEARLY ALL SUNNY TO MOSTLY SUNNY.

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