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ATHW40 PHFO 250036
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU DEC 25 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC DECEMBER 25 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WITH AN AXIS FROM
33N160W TO 17N159W. A 90 MPH JET STREAM RUNS ALONG THE EASTERN FLANK
OF THE TROUGH ALONG A LINE FROM 10N156W TO 30N145W. OVERCAST CUMULUS
AND LAYERED CLOUDS ARE LOCATED ALONG THE JET STREAM. THESE CLOUDS GO
ALONG THE JET STREAM AXIS RUNNING SOUTH TO NORTH...COVERING A LARGE
AREA FROM 30N135W TO 13N154W TO 30N157W. THE LAYERED CLOUDS ARE
LOCATED IN THIS BOX NORTH OF 20N WITH CLOUD TOPS TO 40 KFT.

ON THE WESTERN END OF THE UPPER TROUGH...SURFACE RIDGING IS USHERING
IN BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS MOVING TO THE SOUTHWEST AT 25 MPH.
THESE CLOUDS COVER THE AREA FROM 15N TO 30N AND 160W TO THE DATELINE.

FAR SOUTH OF THE AREA...IN THE ITCZ...AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS IS
LOCATED WITHIN A 150 MILE RADIUS OF 09N158W WITH TOPS TO 55 KFT. THE
THUNDERSTORMS TRAIL OFF TO 06N140W. THE REST OF THE ITCZ IS FAIRLY
INACTIVE THIS AFTERNOON

AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...KAUAI HAS SCATTERED TO BROKEN
CLOUDS ACROSS THE CENTRAL PART OF THE ISLAND.
OAHU...MOLOKAI...LANAI...MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND ALL HAVE BROKEN
CLOUD COVER ACROSS THE ISLANDS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS. CLOUD
TOPS ARE AROUND 15 TO 17 KFT IN HEIGHT.

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FOSTER




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