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ATHW40 PHFO 260027
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC FRI AUG 26 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC AUGUST 26 2016

A DISSIPATING COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM 30N170W TO 28N180W AND IS
DRAWING PATCHY LOW CLOUDS FROM THE SOUTH AT 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE
AREA BETWEEN 20N AND 30N FROM 165W TO 180W. OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
ALONG THE FRONT REACH AS FAR SOUTH AS 27N. A THIN BAND OF
THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF THE FRONT ARE FOUND ALONG THE LINE FROM
30N165W TO 26N166W WITH CLOUD TOPS REACHING 45 THOUSAND FEET.
THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER
THE SAME AREA.

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING NORTHEAST OF HAWAII IS PUSHING PATCHY
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE
AREA BETWEEN 10N AND 30N FROM 140W TO 168W. THE MIMIC PRECIPITABLE
WATER PRODUCT SHOWS VERY HIGH PW AMOUNTS MOVING SLOWLY WEST
OVER KAUAI THIS AFTERNOON...WITH LOWER VALUES MOVING IN FROM THE
EAST AS TRADE WINDS PUSH DRIER AIR ACROSS THE STATE. OVER THE
ISLANDS...LOW CLOUDS ARE BRINGING MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES TO WINDWARD
AREAS WHILE LEEWARD LOCATIONS ON THE SMALLER ISLANDS HAVE MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES. THE LEEWARD BIG ISLAND HAS MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH
THIN LOW CLOUDS COVERING THE TERRAIN UP TO 10 THOUSAND FEET.

A PATCH OF SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS IS APPROACHING THE WINDWARD BIG
ISLAND AND MAUI FROM THE EAST. THE LEADING EDGE OF THESE SHOWERS
IS 50 MILES FROM HILO AND MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH.

AN AREA OF UNORGANIZED THUNDERSTORMS IS CENTERED NEAR 10N154W AND
MOVING WESTWARD AT 10 MPH. THUNDERSTORM CLOUD TOPS ARE REACHING UP
TO 50 THOUSAND FEET.

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MORRISON



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