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ATHW40 PHFO 231202
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC TUE SEP 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC SEPTEMBER 23 2014

TO THE WEST...THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG A TROUGH WITHIN 75 MILES
OF THE LINE FROM 20N 170W TO 20N 167W. LAYERED DEBRIS CLOUDS FROM
THIS CONVECTION PARTLY TO MOSTLY OBSCURED LOWER FEATURES WITHIN THE
AREA BOUNDED BY THE CURVE FROM 21N 170W TO 20N 166W TO 17N 168W TO
19N 173W.

TO THE NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST...STRATOCUMULUS AND STRATUS
FRAGMENTS FROM A DISSIPATED FRONT EXTENDED ACROSS HAWAIIAN WATERS
WITHIN 100 MILES OF THE LINE FROM 24N 165W TO 24N 147W.

TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHWEST...MODERATE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
CONTINUED IN THE ITCZ FROM 12N TO 03N ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA...AND
AS FAR NORTH AS 16N NEAR 150W. LAYERED DEBRIS CLOUDS FROM THIS AND
EARLIER CONVECTION PARTLY TO MOSTLY OBSCURED LOWER FEATURES FROM 19N
TO 01N.

OTHERWISE...CLOUD COVER ACROSS HAWAIIAN WATERS CONSISTED MAINLY OF
INDIVIDUAL SMALL CUMULI...THOUGH A FEW CLUMPS UP TO 180 MILES ACROSS
ALSO WERE PRESENT. THESE CLOUDS GENERALLY ROSE TO HEIGHTS OF 6000 TO
9000 FEET...AND MOVED TOWARD THE WEST SOUTHWEST AT AROUND 15 MILES
AN HOUR.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...CLOUD COVER CONSISTED MOSTLY OF
MARINE CUMULI AND STRATOCUMULI MOVING ASHORE ALONG SLOPES FACING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST...ESPECIALLY OVER THE BIG ISLAND AND OAHU. LAYERED
DEBRIS CLOUDS FROM AFTERNOON CUMULUS BUILDUPS ON MONDAY LARGELY HAD
DISSIPATED. THESE CLOUDS VARIED IN HEIGHT FROM 7000 TO 12000 FEET.
RADAR DATA FROM NEAR THE ISLANDS SHOWED SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER AND
NORTHEAST OF THE KAIWI CHANNEL...OFFSHORE ALONG THE COAST OF PUNA
DISTRICT ON THE BIG ISLAND...AND OFFSHORE IN THE LEE PLUME TO THE
WEST SOUTHWEST OF THE BIG ISLAND...BUT ISOLATED SHOWERS AT MOST
ELSEWHERE.

$$

RYSHKO





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