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ATHW40 PHFO 231834
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC WED JUL 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 23 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS A NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHWEST UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH WITH TWO EMBEDDED LOWS WITHIN IT. ONE LOW IS CENTERED ABOUT
500 MILES NORTH OF KAUAI WHILE A SECOND LOW IS CENTERED ABOUT 1000
MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. THE FIRST LOW IS MOVING OFF TOWARD
THE NORTH NORTHEAST WHILE THE SECOND LOW IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE
EAST SOUTHEAST. SOME TOWERING CUMULUS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
LOCATED NEAR THE CENTERS OF THE LOWS.

LOW CLOUD COVERAGE OVER THE ISLANDS VARIED FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND BUT
FOR THE MOST PART RESEMBLES A TYPICAL TRADE WIND SCENARIO. OVER
KAUAI LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING MOST EASTERN AND INTERIOR AREAS WITH
JUST A FEW CLOUDS SEEN OVER SOME LEEWARD LOCATIONS. OVER OAHU LOW
CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF BOTH THE KOOLAU
AND WAIANAE MOUNTAIN RANGES WITH THE TRADE WINDS SUFFICIENTLY STRONG
ENOUGH TO BLOW SOME SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS OVER TO LEEWARD AREAS AT
TIMES. JUST A FEW PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN OVER EASTERN
MOLOKAI AND INTERIOR LANAI. OVER MAUI PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN
OVER THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA AS WELL AS OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS
OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. OVER THE BIG ISLAND LOW CLOUDS ARE
BANKED UP OVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES FROM NORTH KOHALA SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICT...THE SOUTHEAST KAU SLOPES AND
OVER MOST OF THE LOWER KONA AND SOUTHWEST KAU SLOPES.

AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER ALONG THE ITCZ WHICH IS ABOUT 800 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND HAS BECOME A LITTLE MORE ORGANIZED
OVERNIGHT. THIS AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE
WEST AT THE PRESENT TIME. OTHERWISE JUST A FEW WIDELY SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE SEEN ALONG THE ITCZ WHICH IS GENERALLY RUNNING
ALONG 10N.

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BURKE




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