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ATHW40 PHFO 300519
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0520 UTC SAT APR 30 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC APRIL 30 2016

AT 700 PM HST...WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWED PLENTY OF MIDDLE TO UPPER
MOISTURE SPILLING NORTH AND NORTHEAST AHEAD OF AN UPPER TROUGH
SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES NORTHWEST OF THE STATE. THIS UPPER TROUGH
COMBINED WITH A SURFACE FRONTAL BOUNDARY CONTINUED TO SUPPORT BROKEN
TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS BETWEEN 27N AND 30N FROM 155W TO THE DATE
LINE. THESE CLOUDS WERE PROGRESSING TOWARD THE EAST.

SCATTERED PATCHES OF CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN TRACKING TOWARD THE
WEST AND NORTHWEST WITHIN THE TRADE WINDS OVER AND AROUND THE MAIN
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. A LARGE PATCH OF CUMULUS CLOUDS WAS DEPICTED
APPROACHING MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND BETWEEN 20N AND 23N FROM
152W TO 155W. SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN OVER KAUAI. SCATTERED
TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN ACROSS PORTIONS OF OAHU...MAINLY
OVER THE KOOLAUS AND THE ADJACENT WATERS TO THE WEST ACROSS THE
KAUAI CHANNEL. BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE FOCUSING ACROSS PORTIONS OF
MAUI COUNTY AND THE ADJACENT WATERS. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
WERE DEPICTED OVER THE BIG ISLAND...EXCLUDING THE SUMMITS AND THE
COASTAL SECTIONS OF THE PUNA DISTRICT WHERE MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY
CLOUDY CONDITIONS WERE SHOWN. ANOTHER LARGE PATCH OF CUMULUS CLOUDS
WAS LOCATED SOUTHWEST OF OAHU BETWEEN 20N AND 22N FROM 158W AND
159W. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS OVER AND AROUND THE ISLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE CLOUDS RANGED FROM 10 TO 20 THOUSAND FEET.

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