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ATHW40 PHFO 201817
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC WED AUG 20 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC AUGUST 20 2014

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER THE
INTERIOR AND WINDWARD SECTIONS OF KAUAI. BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALSO
COVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES OF THE KOOLAU RANGE ON OAHU. ACROSS MAUI
COUNTY...AN AREA OF MID-LEVEL CLOUDS EXTENDS FROM MOLOKAI TO 60
MILES EAST OF MAUI...AND IS MOVING WEST AT AROUND 10 MPH. THESE
CLOUDS ARE THICKEST FROM MAUI EASTWARD. IN ADDITION TO THE MID
CLOUDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF MOLOKAI AND
LANAI. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVER THE INTERIOR AND
NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS...AND LOWER SLOPES OF
HALEAKALA FROM PAIA TO HANA TO KAUPO BELOW 5000 FT.

THE BIG ISLAND IS MOSTLY CLEAR. BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE LOCATED ALONG
THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE KOHALA RANGE...AND ALONG EASTERN PUNA
DISTRICT FROM PAHOA EASTWARD. AN AREA OF OVERCAST SHOWERY LOW AND
MID LEVEL LAYERED CLOUDS IS LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN OFFSHORE
WATERS...GENERALLY FROM 50 MILES EAST OF HILO TO 300 MILES EAST OF
HILO. BASED ON CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURES...CLOUD HEIGHTS EXTEND UP TO
20000 FT. THIS AREA OF CLOUDS IS MOVING TO THE WEST AT 10 MPH.

SOUTH OF THE STATE...ISOLATED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED
GENERALLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10N162W TO 16N145W TO 15N140W. CLOUD
TOPS EXTEND UP TO 48000 FT. PATCHY CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE ALSO LOCATED
THROUGH THIS AREA...GENERALLY SOUTH OF 18N EAST OF 170W.

FARTHER TO THE NORTHWEST...AN AREA OF CIRRUS AND CIRROCUMULUS CLOUDS
IS LOCATED NEAR AND TO THE NORTHWEST OF MIDWAY ATOLL. THESE CLOUDS
ARE LOCATED NORTH OF A LINE FROM 30N175W TO 26N180...AND ARE MOVING
TO THE SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. AN AREA OF TOWERING CUMULUS AND
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS IS LOCATED JUST EAST OF THIS AREA...GENERALLY
NORTH OF A LINE FROM 30N168W TO 27N172W. THESE CLOUDS ARE NEARLY
STATIONARY...AND CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO 38000 FT.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW NORTH OF THE AREA NEAR
33N155W...OR ABOUT 850 MILES NORTH OF HONOLULU. THIS LOW IS MOVING
WEST SLOWLY. ISOLATED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED WITHIN 200
MILES OF THE LOW. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO 35000 FT.

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BRAVENDER




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