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ATHW40 PHFO 230027
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC TUE SEP 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC SEPTEMBER 23 2014

HIGH PRESSURE ENTERING THE CENTRAL PACIFIC FROM THE WEST HAS FORMED
A RIDGE THAT EXTENDS ALONG 25N. SOUTH OF THE RIDGE... SCATTERED TO
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE PUSHING WESTWARD AT 10 TO 20 MPH. NORTH OF THE
RIDGE TO 30N... BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE MOVING 10 MPH TOWARD THE EAST.

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED NEAR 18N 167W IS STRONG ENOUGH TO SET
OFF A FEW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA ENCLOSED BY 18N AND 21N BETWEEN
165W AND 170W. THE THUNDERSTORMS ARE MOVING 15 MPH TOWARD THE WEST
WITH TOPS REACHING UP TO 44 THOUSAND FEET.

A LOW LEVEL TROUGH NEAR 12N 150W IS PRODUCING SOME TOWERING CUMULUS
WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AS IT MOVES WEST AT 15 MPH. TOPS ARE
REACHING AS HIGH AS 42 THOUSAND FEET AND EXTEND AS FAR NORTH AS
15N.

OVER HAWAII... WINDWARD BIG ISLAND AREAS HAVE MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES
WHILE THE SMALLER ISLAND WINDWARD AREAS ARE PARTLY CLOUDY. LEEWARD
SLOPES ON THE BIG ISLAND ARE CLOUDY FROM KAILUA KONA TO SOUTH POUNT
AND ALONG THE SOUTHEAST SLOPES. THE LEEWARD SLOPES OF HALEAKALA ALSO
ARE COVERED WITH LOW CLOUDS. LEEWARD AREAS ELSEWHERE ARE MOSTLY
CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY.

IN THE DEEP TROPICS... SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FOUND FROM 150W
TO THE DATELINE WITH THE HIGHEST TOPS FIRING TO 50 THOUSAND FEET.

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MORRISON




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