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ATHW40 PHFO 260026
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC TUE MAY 26 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC MAY 26 2015

AS OF 200 PM HST...VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A 100-200
MILE-WIDE BAND OF LOW CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN OLD FRONTAL
BOUNDARY EXTENDING SOUTHWEST FROM 22N140W TO 15N150W. CLOUD TOPS
WERE MOSTLY BELOW 10 THOUSAND FEET. THIS BAND OF CLOUDS WAS NEARLY
STATIONARY.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS WERE OBSERVED OVER NIIHAU. BROKEN
TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF KAUAI WITH
ADDITIONAL COVERAGE APPROACHING FROM THE NORTH. BROKEN TO OVERCAST
SKIES WERE SHOWN OVER OAHU...ESPECIALLY OVER THE AREAS BETWEEN
BARBERS POINT...PEARL HARBOR AND MILILANI...DUE TO AN AFTERNOON SEA
BREEZE THAT HAD DEVELOPED. MOST OF THE COVERAGE ACROSS MOLOKAI WAS
FOCUSED OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE ISLAND WITH MOSTLY ISOLATED
COVERAGE ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
WERE SHOWN ACROSS LANAI...MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...WITH THE
EXCEPTION BEING THE SUMMITS ON THE BIG ISLAND...HALEAKALA AND ALONG
PORTIONS OF THE COASTS WHERE THE SEA BREEZE HAD ALREADY PENETRATED
INLAND. CLOUD TOPS WERE BELOW 12 THOUSAND FEET OVER THE ISLANDS.
ELSEWHERE AROUND THE ISLANDS...BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS WERE
SHOWN TRACKING SOUTH WITHIN THE NORTHERLY FLOW BETWEEN THE ISLANDS
AND 30N FROM 150W TO 170W.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WAS OBSERVED WITHIN
THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 10N FROM
140W TO 175W. CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 50 TO 60 THOUSAND FEET.

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