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ATHW40 PHFO 261830
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC FRI DEC 26 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC DECEMBER 26 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWED A LARGE UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED FAR
NORTH OF THE STATE NEAR 34N 153W THIS MORNING.  THE LOW WAS MOVING
NORTHWARD.  THE UPPER WIND CIRCULATION ALONG THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE
LOW WERE FROM THE WEST NORTHWEST ACROSS THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.  THESE
HIGH LEVEL WINDS OVER THE ISLANDS WERE FLOWING AT 75 TO 95 MILES AN
HOUR.

THE UPPER LOW WAS GENERATING WEATHER ALONG A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WELL
EAST OF THE STATE.  THE FRONT...WHICH WAS OVER THE STATE EARLIER
THIS WEEK...EXTENDED THROUGH 30N 144W TO 25N 145W TO 20N 148W.  IT
WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.  BROKEN TO OVERCAST MULTI-LAYERED CLOUDS
STRADDLED THE FRONT...COVERING MUCH OF THE AREA FROM 20N TO BEYOND
30N BETWEEN 142W AND 147W.  SEVERAL ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WERE
EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS CLOUD MASS.

A HANDFUL OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WERE ALSO SEEN SOUTHEAST OF THE
UPPER LOW BETWEEN 26N 149W AND 32N 150W.  THEY WERE MOVING
NORTHEASTWARD.  A FEW OTHER ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WERE FORMING
ALONG A TROUGH...THE SOUTHERNMOST EXTENT OF THE AFOREMENTIONED
FRONT...BETWEEN 20N 148W AND 16N 151W.

NEAR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...PATCHES OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS WERE FLOWING SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE STATE.  MOST OF THESE
LOW CLOUDS WERE NOTED AROUND OAHU AND MAUI COUNTY AND ALONG THE
NORTHWEST HALF OF KAUAI.  THE CLOUDS AROUND THE STATE WERE PART OF A
LARGE MASS OF SIMILAR CLOUDS LOCATED JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE AREA.

AT 8 AM...SKIES WERE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER OAHU...NORTHWEST
KAUAI...EAST MOLOKAI AND OVER PARTS OF THE KAU DISTRICT ON THE SOUTH
SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND.  THE REST OF THE STATE HAD SUNNY SKIES
ALOFT.

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