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ATHW40 PHFO 010048
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SAT AUG 01 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC AUGUST 01 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW NEAR 31N175W...OR OVER
250 MILES NORTHEAST OF MIDWAY ATOLL. THIS LOW IS MOVING NORTHEAST
SLOWLY. SCATTERED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED WITHIN 500 MILES
EAST AND SOUTH OF THE LOW. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS AREA EXTEND UP TO
46000 FT.

ADDITIONAL CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED FARTHER SOUTH...GENERALLY
WITHIN THE AREA FROM 22N170W TO 12N172W TO 19N178W. CLOUD TOPS IN
THIS AREA EXTEND AS HIGH AS 54000 FT. ADDITIONAL MID AND HIGH LEVEL
LAYERED CLOUDS EXTEND FARTHER NORTH AND EAST OF THESE CONVECTIVE
CLOUDS...GENERALLY NORTH OF 15N BETWEEN 160W AND 174W.

ANOTHER AREA OF CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SURFACE
TROUGH SOUTHWEST OF THE STATE. THESE CLOUDS ARE SCATTERED IN
COVERAGE...AND GREATEST IN COVERAGE FROM 11N TO 14N BETWEEN 159W AND
166W. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO 56000 FT. ADDITIONAL ISOLATED
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED ALONG A LINE FROM 13N159W TO
10N153W. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS AREA EXTEND UP TO 45000 FT.

ISOLATED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE ALSO LOCATED WITH THE REMNANT LOW
THAT WAS FORMER TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT-E. THESE CLOUDS ARE
LOCATED GENERALLY FROM 14N TO 17N BETWEEN 147W AND 149W. CLOUD TOPS
IN THIS AREA EXTEND UP TO 45000 FT. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW AND MID
LEVEL CLOUDS ARE LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THIS AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN
300 MILES SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM 26N140W TO 21N151W.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER INTERIOR
AND EASTERN SECTIONS OF KAUAI...AND ALSO INTERIOR AND NORTHEAST
SECTIONS OF OAHU. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVER THE NORTHEAST
HALF OF MOLOKAI...AND SOUTHWEST SECTIONS FROM KAUNAKAKAI WESTWARD.
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER MAUKA LANAI...AND LEEWARD SECTIONS BETWEEN
MANELE AND KAUMALAPAU HARBORS. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVER
THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS...AND LOWER SLOPES OF HALEAKALA BELOW 7000
FT. THESE CLOUDS EXTEND OFFSHORE TO THE SOUTHWEST FROM ULUPALAKUA...
COVERING A PORTION OF KAHOOLAWE.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES OF
THE KOHALA RANGE. SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE LOCATED OVER
WINDWARD SECTIONS OF HAMAKUA DISTRICT...AS WELL AS MUCH OF NORTH AND
SOUTH HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVER
KAU DISTRICT BELOW 7000 FT FROM WOOD VALLEY WESTWARD...AS WELL AS
MOST OF NORTH AND SOUTH KONA DISTRICTS. THESE CLOUDS ALSO EXTEND
INTO HAMAKUA DISTRICT...COVERING PORTIONS OF LEEWARD MAUNA KEA.

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BRAVENDER





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