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ATHW40 PHFO 010530
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED OCT 01 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC OCTOBER 01 2014

A LARGE TROUGH FAR NW OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IS PUSHING A
FRONTAL CLOUD BAND TOWARDS THE AREA. THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS BAND
OF STRATOCUMULUS AND LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
EXTENDS FROM 30.0N 162.4W TO 24.8N 167.8W. THE FRONT IS SLOWLY
MIGRATING SE AT AROUND 10 MPH. ASSOCIATED BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS
COVER THE AREA N OF 15N FROM 165W TO 180.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...SCATTERED TO BROKEN HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE
STREAMING FROM THE WSW ACROSS THE S HALF OF THE BIG ISLAND. BROKEN
LOW CLOUDS LINGER ACROSS THE LEEWARD BIG ISLAND SLOPES...AND OVER
THE SE SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA FROM WOOD VALLEY TO NAALEHU. ON MAUI
COUNTY...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW SHOWERS
CAN BE OBSERVED OVER THE LEEWARD SLOPES OF HALEAKALA...MAALAEA BAY
AND THE W HALF OF MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...BROKEN LOW/MID CLOUDS COVER
MUCH OF THE ISLAND WITH A COUPLE OF THUNDERSTORM CELLS AND LOCALIZED
HEAVY RAIN LINGERING AROUND AINA HAINA AND KAILUA-KANEOHE...WITH
CLOUD TOPS 36 THOUSAND FEET. ON KAUAI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
FROM EARLIER CELLS ARE NOW BECOMING SCATTERED ACROSS KAUAI.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS
OVER THE AREA N OF 10N FROM 140W TO 160W. A LINE OF SMALL ACTIVE
THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDS ABOUT 190 MILES NE FROM JUST N OF KAUAI...WITH
HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS AROUND 35 THOUSAND FEET. LATEST WATER VAPOR
SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTS A WEAKENING CLOSED UPPER LOW NE OF THE
BIG ISLAND...ABOUT 240 MILES NE OF HILO.

FAR S OF THE ISLAND CHAIN...A VERY ACTIVE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE
ZONE...OR ITCZ...IS SHOWING DEEP CONVECTION AND MAINLY BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS ALONG MOST OF THE AREA S OF 14N. A LARGE
CLUSTER OF ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS IS CENTERED AROUND 08.5N 145.1W...OR
ABOUT 1000 MILES SE OF THE BIG ISLAND...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS
REACHING 52 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES







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