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ATHW40 PHFO 121220
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SAT JUL 12 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC JULY 12 2014

CLOUD COVER HAS DECREASED OVER MOST AREAS OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS SINCE LAST EVENING. THERE ARE SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
ON NIIHAU. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVER MOST OF KAUAI WITH
ISOLATED CLOUDS OVER THE WEST THIRD OF THE ISLAND. CLOUDS ARE
ISOLATED OVER LANAI. THERE ARE SCATTERED CLOUDS OVER MOST AREAS OF
OAHU...MOLOKAI AND MAUI WITH BROKEN LOW CLOUDS OVER THE WINDWARD
SLOPES. ON THE BIG ISLAND THERE ARE BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
OVER THE COAST AND LOWER SLOPES FROM 10 MILES SOUTH OF CAPTAIN COOK
TO 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF KEAHOLE POINT. THERE ARE ALSO PATCHY BROKEN
LOW CLOUDS OVER THE COAST AND LOWER SLOPES FROM UPOLU POINT TO
VOLCANO AND OVER THE LOWER SLOPES OF KAU. CLOUDS ARE ISOLATED
ELSEWHERE ON THE BIG ISLAND.

LOW CLOUDS NEAR THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ARE MOVING FROM SLIGHTLY
NORTH OF EAST AT AROUND 20 MPH. THERE ARE SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS UPSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS.

THE REMNANT OF FAUSTO IS CENTERED ABOUT 600 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
HILO. LOW CLOUD MOTIONS SHOW A SHARP NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST TROUGH
ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANT AND POSSIBLY EVEN A CLOSED CIRCULATION
CENTER NEAR 16N 147W. OVER THE PAST 12 HOURS THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH. A 500 MILE WIDE AREA OF
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANT IS
SOUTH AND EAST OF A LINE FROM 20N 140W TO 21.5N 145W TO A POINT
ABOUT 150 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND TO 10N 152W. A BAND OF
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS AND ISOLATED EMBEDDED CUMULONIMBUS
CLOUDS IS CENTERED FROM 19N 140W TO 10N 153W. THE LAYERED CLOUDS
HAVE EXPANDED AND THE CONVECTION HAS BECOME MORE ACTIVE SINCE LAST
EVENING.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY...WHICH SHOWS MAINLY FEATURES ALOFT...SHOWS A
TROUGH ALOFT CENTERED FROM 28N 140W TO 17N 147W. ANOTHER TROUGH
ALOFT RUNS FROM 26N 167W THROUGH A LOW ALOFT AT 22N 176W TO 21N 180W.

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DONALDSON




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