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ATHW40 PHFO 280527
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SUN DEC 28 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC DECEMBER 28 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AXIS TO THE EAST OF
THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. THE TROUGH AXIS EXTEND ALONG A LINE FROM
40.1N 154.2W TO 29.5N 148.9W TO 21.4N 148.9W. A MID TO UPPER LEVEL
LOW IS LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN END OF THE UPPER TROUGH. THE LOW IS
LIFTING TO THE NORTH...AS THE TROUGH SWINGS TO THE EAST. A SURFACE
FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM HAS A LINE OF
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT ALONG A LINE FROM 25.5N 142.1W TO
18.9N 146.9W WITH TOPS REACHING NEAR 42000 FEET.

THE LAST VISIBLE IMAGERY OF THE DAY SHOWED STABLE CLOUDS OVER THE
MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS UNDER A NORTHERLY FLOW. THE LOW CLOUDS NEAR
THE ISLANDS ARE MOVING IN FROM THE NORTH BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH. THE
NORTHERLY FLOW WAS CONCENTRATING THE LOW CLOUDS ON THE NORTHERN
SIDES OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS. ON KAUAI AND OAHU...SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS WERE FOUND OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE ISLAND...WITH THE
REMAINDER OF BOTH ISLANDS VIRTUALLY CLOUD FREE. ON MOLOKAI...
SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND ACROSS THE ISLAND...BUT WITH SLIGHTLY
HIGHER CONCENTRATIONS OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE ISLAND. A FEW
CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS ON MAUI...WHILE LANAI
IS CLOUD FREE. ON THE BIG ISLAND...LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE
LOWER SLOPES OF MOST DISTRICTS.

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MBALLARD




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