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ATHW40 PHFO 051230
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SUN JUL 05 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC JULY 05 2015

INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A NARROW BAND OF BROKEN TO
OVERCAST CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS...ABOUT 90 MILES
WIDE...EXTENDING ALONG A COLD FRONT BOUNDARY FAR NW OF KAUAI. THIS
BAND WAS STRETCHING FROM 30.0N 167.8W TO 24.1N 177.9W WHILE
MIGRATING TO THE ESE AT ABOUT 20 MPH...WITH CLOUD TOPS RANGING FROM
10 TO 13 THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLAND CHAIN...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED
OVER THE BIG ISLAND EXCEPT FOR PATCHES OF BROKEN COVERAGE OVER
WINDWARD AREAS FROM KAPOHO TO PEPEEKEO. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS LINGERED OVER THE W MAUI MOUNTAINS AND ALONG COASTAL
LOCATIONS FROM NAHIKU TO HUELO. THE REST OF THE COUNTY REMAINED
UNDER SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS OR MOSTLY CLEAR. ON OAHU...BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS COVERED THE RIDGES OF THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS...AND PORTIONS OF
THE WAIANAE RANGE. THE REST OF OAHU REMAINED UNDER SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS. ON KAUAI COUNTY...PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE OBSERVED
OVER INTERIOR KAUAI...WHILE THE REST OF THAT ISLAND REMAINED MOSTLY
CLEAR.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS PREVAILED ACROSS THE AREA N OF 10N WITH LOW CLOUD MOTION
MAINLY TO THE W AT 15 MPH FROM 140.0W TO 158.0W. LOW CLOUD MOTION
THEN SHIFTED TO A MORE NW/N FLOW BETWEEN 158.0W AND THE
AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT BOUNDARY...THEN TURNING TO THE SE BEHIND
THE FRONT.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS....DEEP CONVECTION ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...IS STILL PRODUCING BROKEN LAYERED AND
CIRRUS CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA FROM 02.0N TO 14.0N AND 140.0W TO
170.0W. A LARGE CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND 07.6N
163.8W...OR ABOUT 970 MILES SW OF OAHU. ANOTHER CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND 09.3N 151.6W...OR ABOUT 760 MILES
SE OF THE BIG ISLAND. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE
BETWEEN 48 TO 52 THOUSAND FEET.

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