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ATHW40 PHFO 310530
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC THU JUL 31 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC JULY 31 2014

LATEST WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH NW OF THE
MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS WITH AN AXIS EXTENDING FROM 30N 144W TO NEAR
KAUAI. A WEAK NE TO SW ORIENTED UPPER LEVEL RIDGE IS CENTERED NEAR
18N 137W.

AROUND THE ISLAND CHAIN...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS CAN BE OBSERVED OVER THE
WINDWARD/NE AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND FROM HILO TO HAWI...WHILE BROKEN
TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS STILL PERSIST OVER LEEWARD AREAS FROM
WAIKALOA VILLAGE TO MILOLII. SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
AND A FEW SMALL SHOWERS STILL LINGER OVER THE SE SLOPES OF MAUNA
LOA FROM WOOD VALLEY TO NAALEHU. ON MAUI COUNTY...MAINLY SCATTERED
LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL ACROSS THE COUNTY WITH LINGERING BROKEN PATCHES
FROM KULA TO ULUPALAKUA...AND AROUND THE W MAUI MOUNTAINS. ON OAHU
AND MAUI COUNTY...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL EXCEPT FOR SOME
LINES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS AND A FEW EMBEDDED SHOWERS COVERING
PORTIONS OF THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS
CLOUDS COVER THE AREA FROM 140W TO 160W WITH INDIVIDUAL CLOUD
ELEMENTS MOVING GENERALLY TO THE W AT 15 TO 20 MPH. A STATIONARY
FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS LOCATED NEAR MIDWAY/PEARL HERMES ATOLLS WITH AN
ASSOCIATED BAND OF LAYERED CLOUDS COVERING MUCH OF THE AREA N OF
26N FROM 162W TO 180. CLOUD TOPS IN THESE LAYERED CLOUDS ARE
REACHING 44 THOUSAND FEET.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS NEAR THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR
ITCZ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION GENEVIEVE KEEPS GENERATING LAYERED AND
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN 10N TO 15N AND 149W TO
155W...WITH CLOUD TOPS RANGING FROM 48 TO 52 THOUSAND FEET.. THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
DEPRESSION GENEVIEVE...LOCATED ABOUT 560 MILES SSE OF HILO...AND IS
MOVING W AROUND 7 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.

ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THE ITCZ IS A LOW AROUND 12N 164W..OR ABOUT
740 MILES SW OF THE BIG ISLAND...WHICH IS GENERATING LAYERED AND
TOWER CUMULUS CLOUDS FROM 10N TO 18N AND 160W TO 167W. HIGHEST
CLOUD TOPS ARE REACHING ARE REACHING 48 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES






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