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ATHW40 PHFO 060024
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC FRI MAY 06 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC MAY 06 2016

LOW CLOUDS HAVE INCREASED OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SINCE
SUNRISE. ON KAUAI...CLOUDS HAVE SHIFTED FROM THE EASTERN SIDE OF
THE ISLAND TO THE NORTHWEST SIDE...AND INCREASED IN COVERAGE. ON
OAHU...CLOUDS HAVE THICKENED OVER THE KOOLAU RANGE...AND HAVE
FORMED OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE ISLAND...AND ALONG THE
WAIANAE RANGE. CLOUDS COVER MOST OF MOLOKAI...LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE
THIS AFTERNOON. ON MAUI...CLOUDS REMAIN OVER THE EAST SIDE OF THE
WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. THE CLOUDS OVER THE HALEAKALA SLOPES HAVE
MOVED UP THE SLOPES TO BETWEEN 2500 AND 8000 FEET. SCATTERED
CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE SOUTH FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA...WITH
CLOUDS COVERING MOST OF THE NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. ON THE BIG
ISLAND...THE LOW CLOUDS ARE IN TWO AREAS. THE FIRST IS OVER THE
SLOPES FROM OOKALA TO CAPE KUMUKAHI TO SOUTH POINT. THE OTHER AREA
IS FROM HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES TO UPOLU POINT TO PAAUILO. THE
CLOUDS EXTEND UP THE SLOPES TO AROUND 9000 FEET.

A NORTH-NORTHWEST TO SOUTH-SOUTHEAST ORIENTED BAND OF LOW CLOUDS
IS FOUND EAST OF THE ISLANDS. THE SOUTHERN END OF THE BAND IS
ABOUT 45 MILES EAST OF HILO. NEAR KAUAI...THE BAND IS ABOUT 235
MILES TO THE EAST. CLOUDS WITHIN THE BAND ARE MOVING TOWARDS THE
NORTH-NORTHWEST.

THE LEADING EDGE OF A NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ORIENTED CLOUD BAND
IS ABOUT 400 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI THIS AFTERNOON AND IS
ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT.

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