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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0500 UTC SUN JAN 25 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0430 UTC JANUARY 25 2015

THE LEADING EDGE OF A FRONT IS NEAR THE BIG ISLAND THIS EARLY
EVENING AND APPEARS TO BE MOVING SOUTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH.  BEHIND THE
BOUNDARY ARE BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS...SOME WITH EMBEDDED
SHOWERS...THAT ARE CONCENTRATED OVER THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN PARTS
OF THE ISLES.  LOW CEILINGS ALSO EXIST OVER THE SOUTH-FACING SLOPES
OF HALEAKALA IN EAST MAUI...AND THE KONA AND KAU SLOPES ON THE BIG
ISLAND.  LOW CLOUD MOVEMENT IS FROM THE NORTH TO NORTH-NORTHEAST AT
10 TO 20 MPH OVER MOST OF THE STATE...WITH SPEEDS INCREASING FROM
EAST TO WEST.  JUST EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...THOUGH...
LOW LEVEL FLOW IS FROM NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

SKIES ARE CLEAR TO SCATTERED IMMEDIATELY SOUTH CLOCKWISE THROUGH
WEST OF THE BIG ISLAND.  CONDITIONS ARE PREDOMINANTLY BROKEN TO
OCCASIONALLY OVERCAST ELSEWHERE OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS AS
OF BULLETIN TIME.

THE EASTERN EDGE OF THE FRONT EXTENDS FAR NORTH-NORTHEAST FROM THE
ISLES AND IS ALONG A LINE FROM 30N144.5W TO 23.5N150W TO A POINT
ABOUT 20 MILES NORTH OF HILO.  IT THEN STRETCHES TOWARD THE
SOUTHWEST TO NEAR 15N170W.  ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH
THE SYSTEM ARE MAINLY LOCATED NORTH OF 30N BETWEEN 141W AND 145W.

IN THE UPPER AIR ABOVE 25 THOUSAND FEET...DRY CONDITIONS PREVAIL
BETWEEN 10N TO 25N FROM EAST OF 140W TO WEST OF THE DATE LINE AT 180.
AND MODEL DATA INDICATE AN UPPER HIGH IS CENTERED FAR WEST OF HAWAII
NEAR 20N180.

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KINEL




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