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ATHW40 PHFO 311830
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC THU JUL 31 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 31 2014

AN AREA OF OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS EXTENDS FROM 140W TO 150W BETWEEN 10N
AND 25N. THESE LOW CLOUDS ARE MOVING WEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH.
CLOUDS TRANSITIONS FROM OVERCAST TO SCATTERED WEST OF 150W AS
LOW STRATOCUMULUS /SC/ AND STRATUS MORPH INTO SC AND CUMULUS. NEAR
THE DATELINE... LOW CLOUDS VEER TO THE NW AS THEY NEAR A WEAK COLD
FRONT ORIENTED FROM 30N 172W TO 26N AND THE DATELINE. ALONG THE
FRONT...TOWERING CUMULUS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORMING
WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS REACHING 40 THOUSAND FEET.

OVER THE STATE OF HAWAII... TRADE WINDS ARE PUSHING LOW CLOUDS INTO
WINDWARD SLOPES AND COASTS BRINGING PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES
WHILE LEEWARD LOCATIONS ARE MOSTLY CLEAR.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...TROPICAL DEPRESSION GENEVIEVE IS GENERATING
LAYERED CLOUDS UP TO 30 THOUSAND FEET AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN 11N TO 16N AND 150W TO 157W...WITH CLOUD
TOPS RANGING FROM 47 TO 50 THOUSAND FEET. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC
HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION
GENEVIEVE...LOCATED ABOUT 550 MILES SSE OF HILO...AND IS MOVING W
AROUND 6 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS WINDS OF 35 MPH GUSTING TO 45 MPH. FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT TROPICAL DEPRESSION GENEVIEVE...PLEASE SEE
BULLETINS UNDER WMO HEADER WTPA32 PHFO OR AWIPS HEADER HFOTCPCP2.

ANOTHER TROPICAL LOW LOCATED NEAR 11N 165W..OR ABOUT 850 MILES SW OF
OAHU...IS GENERATING LAYERED CLOUDS UP TO 30 THOUSAND FEET WITH A
SMALL AREA OF CONSISTENT THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THE CENTER OF
CIRCULATIONS. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS ARE REACHING ARE REACHING 53
THOUSAND FEET. THIS LOW IS MOVING 12 MPH TOWARD THE WEST.

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MORRISON




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