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ATHW40 PHFO 010030
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SAT NOV 01 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC NOVEMBER 01 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWED AN UPPER LEVEL LOW NEAR 19N 159W OR
ABOUT 190 MILES SOUTH OF HONOLULU.  THE LOW WAS MOVING SOUTH NEAR
10 MILES AN HOUR.  THE LOW WAS SPAWNING A HANDFUL OF TCU...OR
TOWERING CUMULUS...AND/OR SMALL...WEAK...SHORT-LIVED TYPE
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF MOLOKAI AND THE KAIWI
CHANNEL BETWEEN MOLOKAI AND OAHU.  THE HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THIS
AREA WERE BETWEEN 30000 AND 32000 FEET.  THE TCU AND CB WERE MOVING
SOUTHWEST SLOWLY.

A SWATH OF CIRRUS CLOUDS WAS LOCATED AROUND 100 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
THE BIG ISLAND THIS AFTERNOON.  THESE HIGH CLOUDS WERE FLOWING
NORTHEAST OFF THE TOPS OF THUNDERSTORMS FORMING FURTHER SOUTH IN THE
TROPICS.  ONE CLUSTER OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WAS NOTED BETWEEN
10N AND 13N FROM 145W TO 155W.  AND MANY MORE THUNDERSTORMS WERE
FORMING WITHIN THE ITCZ...OR INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE FROM 05N
TO 10N BETWEEN 150W AND 180E.  THE AREA OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST CIRRUS
SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND WAS MOSTLY LOCATED WITHIN 700 MILES EAST
OF A LINE FROM 13N 157W TO 20N 150W.

A LARGE CLUSTER OF MOSTLY BROKEN CUMULUS CLOUDS WAS MOVING ACROSS
THE NORTH HALF OF THE ISLAND CHAIN.  THIS ELONGATED CLUSTER WAS
ABOUT 75 MILES WIDE AND WAS CENTERED BETWEEN NIIHAU AND A POINT 250
MILES EAST OF KAUAI.  THIS CLUSTER AND OTHER CLOUDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THE STATE WERE BEING DRIVEN WEST BY STRONG TRADE WINDS AT 25 TO
35 MILES AN HOUR.

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