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ATHW40 PHFO 160538
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC TUE SEP 16 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC SEPTEMBER 16 2014

A LOOSE BAND OF CLOUDS IS FOUND ALONG A LINE FROM 31.5N 135.1W TO
25.3N 144.4W TO 18.9N 155.6W. THE SOUTHERN END OF THE BAND IS OVER
THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BIG ISLAND AT 7 PM. THIS BAND IS THE
REMAINS OF AN OLD FRONTAL SYSTEM. AT THE NORTHERN END OF THE
BAND...THE CLOUDS MERGE WITH LAYERED CLOUDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH A
SURFACE FRONT ABOUT 1400 MILES NORTHEAST OF HONOLULU. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE FOUND ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE LOW WITH TOPS
REACHING NEAR 36000 FEET.

THE LAST VISIBLE IMAGERY OF THE DAY SHOWS SCATTERED CLOUDS OVER
KAUAI AND NIIHAU. ON OAHU...SCATTERED CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE
KOOLAU RANGE...AND A FEW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE WAIANAE RANGE.
JUST A FEW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER MOLOKAI...AND SCATTERED CLOUDS OVER
LANAI. THE SKIES OVER KAHOOLAWE WERE VIRTUALLY CLOUD FREE. ON
MAUI...A FEW CLOUDS WERE FOUND OVER THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS...WITH
ADDITIONAL CLOUDS OVER THE HALEAKALA SLOPES. THE CLOUDS OVER THE
HALEAKALA SLOPES ARE CONCENTRATED OVER THE SOUTHWEST SLOPES FROM
KIPAHULU TO ULUPALAKUA. THERE ARE A FEW ADDITIONAL CLOUDS OVER THE
UPPER SLOPES FROM HUELO TO HANA...AND OVER THE NORTHWEST FACING
SLOPES FROM KULA TO ULUPALAKUA.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...CLOUDS ARE PLENTIFUL OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES
OF THE KOHALA MOUNTAINS...AND EXTENDING SOUTH ALONG THE COAST ON THE
EAST SIDE OF THE ISLAND. THE CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE SLOPES UP TO
6000 FEET IN THE HAMAKUA AND NORTH HILO DISTRICTS. ALMOST ALL OF THE
SOUTH HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS ARE COVERED IN LOW CLOUDS. THE LOW
CLOUDS CONTINUE TO THE SOUTH...COVERING THE LOWER 6000 FEET OF THE
KAU DISTRICT. ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND...CLOUDS OVER THE
LOWER 6000 FEET FROM HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES TO THE KONA VILLAGE
RESORT AREA. ADDITIONAL CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE UPPER SLOPES
BETWEEN 6000 AND 11000 FEET SOUTH OF WAIKII.

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