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ATHW40 PHFO 301830
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SAT MAY 30 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC MAY 30 2015

A FRONT LINGERED EAST TO NORTHEAST OF THE STATE THIS MORNING.  THE
ASSOCIATED...NEARLY 100 MILES WIDE CLOUD BAND WAS CENTERED ALONG A
LINE THROUGH 26N 140W TO 22N 147W TO 22N 151W.  THE BAND...
CONSISTING OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS...WAS MOVING SLOWLY
EASTWARD.

THE DECAYING...TAIL END REMNANT OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CLOUD BAND
CONTINUED WEST FROM 22N 151W TO JUST NORTH OF KAUAI NEAR 23N 160W.
THIS RATHER FRAGMENTED BAND CONSISTED OF MOSTLY BROKEN...SHOWERY LOW
CLOUDS AND WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

A FEW NARROW...NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ALIGNED...CLOUD LINES EXTENDED
FROM NEAR 19N 150W TO 17N 155W TO 14N 158W.  PATCHES OF SCATTERED
AND A FEW BROKEN LOW CLOUDS MADE UP THESE CLOUD LINES WHICH WERE
ALSO NEARLY STATIONARY.

MEANWHILE...SUNNY SKIES DOMINATED THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AT 8 AM.
ONLY A FEW CLOUDS WERE NOTED MOSTLY ALONG THE WINDWARD SIDES OF THE
STATE.  PATCHES OF MOSTLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS DOTTED THE WATERS OFF
THE WINDWARD SECTIONS OF THE ISLAND CHAIN.  BUT SOME CLUSTERS OF
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE JUST BEYOND 20 MILES NORTH AND
NORTHEAST OF KAUAI ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANT FRONTAL CLOUD BAND.
THE LOW CLOUDS NEAR THE ISLANDS WERE MOVING MAINLY TOWARD THE
SOUTHWEST AT 10 MILES AN HOUR.

A RELATIVELY WEAK UPPER LOW NEAR 23N 173W WAS MOVING EAST OR JUST
SLIGHTLY EAST NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 MILES AN HOUR.  CURRENTLY IT WAS
PRODUCING ONLY A FEW SPRIGS OF CIRRUS CLOUDS BETWEEN 30N 170W AND
25N 175W.

OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST...A WEAK SURFACE LOW WAS SEEN NEAR 10N 140W.
IT WAS MOVING WEST NEAR 5 MILES AN HOUR.  STRONG THUNDERSTORMS UP TO
AROUND 55000 FEET WERE FORMING WITHIN 130 MILES WEST AND NORTHWEST
OF THIS LOW.

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