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ATHW40 PHFO 290030
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU JAN 29 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC JANUARY 29 2015

HIGH PRESSURE FAR NORTHEAST OF THE STATE AND A WEAK COLD FRONT
SLOWLY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST HAVE CREATED STABLE LOW CLOUDS
AROUND HAWAII WITH AREAS FROM KAUAI TO THE BIG ISLAND SEEING
CLOUDY SKIES THIS MORNING AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 6 THOUSAND FEET.
HIGHER ELEVATIONS ON MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND HAVE CLEAR SKIES AS A
STABLE TEMPERATURE INVERSION KEEPS CLOUDS CAPPED. THE AREA OF
STABLE LOW CLOUDS EXTENDS NORTH TO 30N... EAST TO 150W AND SOUTH TO
15N. INDIVIDUAL CLOUDS ARE MOVING NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH NEAR THE BIG
ISLAND AND NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH NEAR KAUAI.

A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT LIES 250 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. THE
FRONT IS DEPICTED BY A 150 MILE WIDE CLOUD BAND MADE UP OF OVERCAST
LOW AND MID CLOUDS THAT RUNS ALONG A LINE FROM 30N160 TO 23N170W TO
20N180W. BETWEEN KAUAI AND THE FRONT... SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS ARE MOVING 15 MPH TOWARD THE NORTH NORTHEAST IN THE AREA
NORTH OF 24N AND TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH SOUTH OF 24N. BEHIND
THE FRONT... BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS ARE MOVING 20 MPH TOWARD
THE SOUTHEAST.

IN THE DEEP TROPICS... ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FIRING TOPS TO 50
THOUSAND FEET ALONG THE ITCZ WEST OF 160W. THE ITCZ RUNS ACROSS THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC BETWEEN 03N AND 06N. EAST OF 160W... SCATTERED
TOWERING CUMULUS ARE FORMING ALONG THE CONVERGENCE ZONE.

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MORRISON





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