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ATHW40 PHFO 010033
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SUN FEB 01 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC FEBRUARY 01 2015

A JET STREAM NORTHERN END OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN IS PRODUCING
LAYERED MIDLEVEL AND CIRRUS CLOUDS ALONG A LINE FROM 27N180 TO
24N162W TO 30N149W. THE CLOUD BAND IS ANYWHERE FROM 200 TO 600 MILES
WIDE.

AT THE LOW LEVELS...BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS CLOUDS ARE
LOCATED NORTH AND EAST OF A LINE FROM 30N140W TO 20N180W. THESE
CLOUDS ARE TRAVELING EAST NEAR 30N...BUT SLOW DOWN AND BEGIN
TRACKING WESTWARD NEAR 20N.

ELSEWHERE...ANOTHER AREA OF STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS IS MOVING EAST TO
WEST ACROSS 140W AT 15 MPH. THESE CLOUDS ARE BOUNDED TO THE WEST BY
POINTS 25N140W TO 18N146W TO 16N140W. FEW TO SCATTERED CUMULUS
CLOUDS COVER MOST OF THE REST OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN.

FAR SOUTH OF AREA IN THE ITCZ...A 250 MILE WIDE BAND OF
THUNDERSTORMS FOLLOWS A LINE FROM 06N140W TO 09N161W TO 05N174W.
CLOUD TOPS WITHIN THE ITCZ ARE UP TO 47 KFT IN HEIGHT.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...CLOUDY SKIES PREVAIL OVER MOST OF
KAUAI EXCEPT FOR BREAKS ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN COAST. ON
OAHU...MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES PREVAIL OVER MOST OF THE ISLAND WITH
BREAKS ALONG SOUTHERN AND WESTERN SHORES. LANAI AND MOLOKAI ARE
MOSTLY CLOUDY WHILE MAUI IS MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH BREAKS IN THE CENTRAL
VALLEY AND LEEWARD WEST MAUI. THE BIG ISLAND IS MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
BREAKS ALONG THE KONA COAST AND IN THE PUNA AREA SOUTH OF HILO.


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FOSTER





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