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ATHW40 PHFO 030037
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SAT DEC 03 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC DECEMBER 03 2016

THROUGH 2 PM HST...INFRARED AND WATER VAPOR IMAGERY WERE SHOWING A
LARGE AREA OF MULTILAYERED CLOUDINESS AND EMBEDDED CUMULONIMBI
EXTENDING EASTWARD AND SOUTHWARD FROM MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG
ISLAND. CLOSER TO THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...THE SOUTHERN EDGE
OF THE BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WAS NEAR 17N AND THE
NORTHERN EDGE WAS NEAR 22N. THE AREA EXTENDS EAST TO NEAR
143W. CLOUD TOPS WITHIN THIS AREA HAVE GENERALLY BEEN WARMING OVER
THE PAST FEW HOURS...LEAVING ONLY ISOLATED CUMULONIMBI WITH TOPS
TO ABOUT 42000 FEET ABOUT 200 MILES TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG
ISLAND.

TO THE EAST OF 150W...A TAIL OR EXTENTION IN THE CLOUD
FIELD REACHES INTO THE DEEP TROPICS TO NEAR THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE AROUND 10N.

TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LAYERED CLOUD AREA...
INCLUDING KAUAI AND OAHU...THERE WERE MUCH MORE WIDELY SEPERATED
CLUMPS OF CUMULUS AND TOWERING CUMULUS...GENERALLY SCATTERED IN
COVERAGE. THERE WERE ALSO STRANDS OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN CIRRUS
EMANATING NORTH FROM THE LAYERED CLOUD AREA...NORTH OF 22N AND
EAST OF 158W. WHERE LOW CLOUDS WERE VISIBLE NEAR THE ISLANDS...
THEY WERE MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

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R BALLARD

EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY...DECEMBER 14 2016...THE NWS WILL DISCONTINUE
THIS PRODUCT. FOR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT TOM EVANS AT
808-973-5273. THE OFFICIAL CHANGE NOTICE CAN BE FOUND AT...ALL
LOWER CASE...HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTML



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