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ATHW40 PHFO 220536
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC FRI AUG 22 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC AUGUST 22 2014

THE AREA OF LOW CLOUDS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS THAT WAS OVER MAUI
COUNTY AT SUNRISE THIS MORNING...BROKE UP OVER THE COUNTY AS THE DAY
PROGRESSED. THANKS TO A MODERATE TRADE WIND FLOW OF 15 TO 20
MPH...THE REMNANTS WERE THEN CARRIED THROUGH OAHU THIS AFTERNOON
RESULTING IN MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS. SKIES
HAVE SINCE PRETTY MUCH CLEARED OAHU BUT ANOTHER LOOSE AREA OF LOW
CLOUDS MAY BRING ADDITIONAL WINDWARD AND MAUKA SHOWERS TO THE ISLAND
THIS EVENING.

THIS SAME AREA OF LOW CLOUDS ALSO POSES A THREAT OF A FEW SHOWERS
FOR THE WINDWARD AND MOUNTAIN AREAS OF MAUI AND MOLOKAI FOR EARLY
THIS EVENING. ELSEWHERE AROUND THE STATE...FAIR SKIES RULED KAUAI
AND LANAI WHILE A SHOWER OR TWO ARE DETECTED OFF THE LEEWARD COAST
OF NIIHAU.

AS FOR THE BIG ISLAND...THE WINDWARD SIDE...FROM THE HAMAKUA COAST
TO THE KAU DISTRICT...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
RULED AREA. OVERCAST CLOUDS COVERED THE ENTIRE KONA SLOPES AND
COAST...AND EVEN THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL WATERS. NO SHOWERS WERE
DETECTED THIS HOUR IN THIS AREA OF THE BIG ISLAND...BUT ISOLATED
SHOWERS DID OCCURRED LATE THIS AFTERNOON BETWEEN HONAUNAU AND
HOOKENA.

FAR TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE INFRARED IMAGERY...A ILL DEFINED
COLD FRONT LIES JUST TO THE WEST OF MIDWAY ATOLL.

DEEP CONVECTION IS ABSENT IN THE TROPICS SOUTH OF THE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS. THE MOST ACTIVE AREA FOR PULSING THUNDERSTORMS THE PAST SIX
HOURS IS FAR TO THE SOUTHWEST OF KAUAI...ROUGHLY IN THE AREA
BETWEEN 10N AND 03N FROM 165W TO THE DATE LINE.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH FROM 30N151W TO
26N153W TO 24N156W TO 26N166W...OR ABOUT 100 MILES NORTH OF KAUAI.
THE TROUGH IS MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD AT 10 MPH.


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LAU





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