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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SAT JUL 04 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC JULY 04 2015

AS OF 200 AM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS
ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER TROUGH AND STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY
BETWEEN 22N AND 30N FROM 153W TO 164W. UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS AREA WERE TRACKING EAST-SOUTHEAST AROUND 35 MPH. THESE
MIDDLE TO UPPER-LEVEL CLOUDS WERE OBSCURING MUCH OF THE LOW-LEVEL
CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY. THE LEADING
EDGE OF THIS UPPER-LEVEL CLOUD COVERAGE EXTENDED NORTH FROM KAUAI TO
30N154W.

SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN NORTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS TRACKING NORTHWARD AROUND THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AXIS BETWEEN
23N AND 30N FROM 151W TO 157W. SOUTH OF THE RIDGE AXIS AND EAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND...SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE TRACKING WESTWARD
AROUND 15 MPH BETWEEN 20N AND 27N FROM 140W TO 152W. CLOUD TOPS
ASSOCIATED WITH THESE CLOUDS WERE LESS THAN 10 THOUSAND FEET.

WELL SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS WERE LOCATED BETWEEN 3N AND 13N FROM 165W TO
140W. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE CLOUDS WERE AS HIGH
AS 50 TO 55 THOUSAND FEET. DEBRIS CLOUDS...MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF
CIRRUS...ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ACTIVITY TO THE SOUTH WERE SHOWN
TRACKING NORTH AND NORTHEASTWARD BETWEEN 13N AND 18N FROM 165W TO
140W...WHICH WERE SOUTH OF THE ISLANDS.

OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN
TRACKING WESTWARD TOWARD AND OVER THE ISLANDS...ESPECIALLY OVER
PORTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WERE
SHOWN ACROSS KAUAI...WHICH WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PREVIOUSLY
DISCUSSED AREA OF LAYERED CLOUDS NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF THE ISLANDS.
ELSEWHERE...MOSTLY CLEAR TO ISOLATED LOW-CLOUD COVERAGE WAS SHOWN
ACROSS THE ISLANDS. CLOUD TOPS WERE LESS THAN 10 THOUSAND
FEET...EXCEPT FOR A BATCH OF CLOUDS SOUTH OF KAUAI WHERE TOPS
REACHED 15 TO 20 THOUSAND FEET.

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