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ATHW40 PHFO 261827
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC MON JAN 26 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JANUARY 26 2015


WATER VAPOR IMAGERY OVER THE AREA IS FAIRLY BENIGN...WITH HAWAII
SITTING BENEATH A RIDGE. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH JUST EAST OF 140W IS
MOVING EAST AT 35 MILES PER HOUR.

IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER...FROM 30N 170W TO 25N 180...A SHALLOW COLD
FRONT IS MOVING SOUTHEAST BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MILES PER HOUR. THE
CLOUD BAND ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT EXTENDS APPROXIMATELY 200 MILES
TO THE NORTHWEST...WITH CLOUD TOPS BETWEEN 8 AND 10 THOUSAND FEET.

A SECOND FRONT FROM 23N 140W TO 18N 150W TO 16N 157W IS SLOWLY
DISSIPATING. CUMULUS CLOUDS EXTEND APPROXIMATELY 150 MILES
NORTHWEST...WITH CLOUD TOPS BETWEEN 6 AND 9 THOUSAND FEET. SOUTH OF
19N...INDIVIDUALLY CLOUD MOTION IS TO THE SOUTHWEST BETWEEN 25 AND
30 MILES PER HOUR.

ELSEWHERE...INFRARED IMAGERY SHOWS THAT THE MAJORITY REMAINING AREA
IS DOMINATED BY STRATOCUMULUS /SC/ CLOUDS...WITH THE DENSEST AREA
FROM 155W AND 170W AND BETWEEN 22N AND 29N. CLOUD TOPS ARE
GENERALLY BETWEEN 8 AND 10 THOUSAND FEET. SOUTH OF 20N CLOUD MOTIONS
ARE TO THE WEST AROUND 25 MILES PER HOUR. NORTH OF 20N CLOUD
MOTIONS ARE TO THE SOUTHWEST BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MILES PER HOUR.

THE BROAD AREA OF STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS /SC/ MENTIONED ABOVE IS ALSO
AFFECTING THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY
SHOWS THAT CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER NORTH THROUGH EAST SECTIONS OF
ALL ISLANDS. LEEWARD AREAS OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS...INCLUDING
KAUAI...OAHU...MOLOKAI...LANAI...MAUI...AND KAHOOLAWE...ARE MOSTLY
CLEAR THIS MORNING. OVER THE KAU AND SOUTH KONA AREAS ON THE BIG
ISLANDS...IT IS PARTLY CLOUDY. REMAINING AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND ARE
MOSTLY CLEAR.



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EATON/WROE




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