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ATHW40 PHFO 302354
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SUN MAY 01 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC MAY 01 2016

THE TAIL END OF A FRONT REMAINS NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE
NORTHERN WATERS OF THE AREA FROM 30N 157W TO 26N 180W. THE 200
MILE WIDE LAYERED CLOUD BAND ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT HAS TOPS
TO 15 THOUSAND FEET. THE THICKER LAYERED CLOUDS PREDOMINATELY
REMAIN NORTH OF 30N.

THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA IS CONTROLLED BY SURFACE RIDGING.
SCATTERED TO BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS /SC/ AND CUMULUS /CU/ WITHIN THE
AREA ARE MOVING TO THE WEST BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH. THE MAIN
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ARE EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS FLOW. ALONG THE NORTH
AND EAST SLOPES AND COASTS OF KAUAI AND OAHU...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
WITH TOPS NEAR 8 THOUSAND FEET ARE BANKED UP. A PATCH OF BROKEN SC
AND CU EXTEND APPROXIMATELY 50 MILES OFF THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF
KAUAI...WHILE SCATTERED TO BROKEN SC AND CU ONLY EXTEND 15 MILES
OFF THE EAST COAST OF OAHU. THE REST OF KAUAI HAS FEW CLOUDS...AND
THE REST OF OAHU HAS SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS. MOLOKAI AND
LANAI REMAIN MUCH QUIETER WITH ONLY FEW LOW LEVEL CLOUDS...AS OF
200 PM HST. SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE ALONG THE NORTH AND
EAST SIDES OF HALEAKALA...TO AROUND 9 THOUSAND FEET...LEAVING THE
SUMMIT CLEAR. THE NORTH SLOPE OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS HAVE
SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS AND THE REST OF MAUI ONLY HAS FEW CLOUDS.
INTERIOR AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND...UP TO 10 THOUSAND FEET...HAVE
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUD. THE SUMMITS REMAIN CLEAR.

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EATON



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