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ATHW40 PHFO 050030
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SUN JUL 05 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC JULY 05 2015

A COLD FRONT SAT OVER THE DISTANT NORTHWEST HORIZON FROM HAWAII.
THE FRONTAL CLOUD BAND WAS 30 TO 45 MILES IN WIDTH WITH THE LEADING
EDGE STRETCHING FROM 30N 169W TO 25N 178W TO 25N 178E.  THE BAND WAS
COMPRISED OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WITH TOPS GENERALLY
BETWEEN 12000 AND 14000 FEET.  IT WAS EASTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MILES AN
HOUR.

BETWEEN THE FRONT AND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...PATCHES AND SMALL
CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE STREAMING NORTHEAST
OR NORTH NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MILES AN HOUR.  MUCH OF THE LOW CLOUDS IN
THIS AREA WERE ALIGNED WITHIN A 120 MILES WIDE CORRIDOR CENTERED
ALONG A LINE FROM 19N 166W 26N 162W TO 30N 158W.

NEAR AND JUST EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...THE TRADE WIND INFLUENCE WAS
DRIVING PATCHES AND SMALL CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
WESTWARD NEAR 15 MILES AN HOUR.  PATCHY...MOSTLY SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS WERE FLOWING MORE TOWARD THE NORTHWEST FROM MAUI TO OAHU AND
TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR KAUAI.

AT 2 PM...SKIES WERE CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER THE COASTS AND
LOWER SLOPES ON THE SOUTHWEST PART OF THE BIG ISLAND FROM APUA
POINT TO SOUTH POINT TO KONA.  MUCH OF THE INTERIOR SECTIONS OF
KAUAI WERE CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY AS WELL.  BUT THE REST OF THE
STATE WAS MOSTLY SUNNY WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF CLOUDS SCATTERED
ABOUT.

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