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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC FRI JUL 25 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 25 2014

TODAY/S FIRST VISIBLE SECTOR IMAGES REVEALED SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS OVER KAUAI AND THE SLOPES OF THE KOOLAU RANGE ON OAHU.
LEEWARD SECTIONS OF OAHU HAD FEW TO SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS. MAUI
COUNTY HAD BROKEN LOW CLOUDS OVER THE EAST HALF OF MOLOKAI...THE
UPPER WEST MAUI SLOPES AND THE WINDWARD SLOPES OF HALEAKALA FROM
PAIA TO HANA. OTHER AREAS OF MAUI COUNTY WERE MOSTLY CLEAR. OVER THE
BIG ISLAND...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVERED THE EASTERN
SLOPES FROM LAUPAHOEHOE TO VOLCANO...THE KONA SLOPES FROM KEAHOLE TO
HONAUNAU...AND THE WINDWARD KOHALA SLOPES. THE REST OF THE BIG
ISLAND WAS MAINLY CLOUD-FREE.

OVER THE COASTAL AND OFFSHORE WATERS...LOW CLOUDS EMBEDDED WITHIN
THE TRADE WINDS WERE MOVING WESTWARD AT ABOUT 15 TO 20 MILES PER
HOUR. COVERAGE WAS SCATTERED TO BROKEN WITH RADAR DATA SHOWING
SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS FALLING FROM THESE CLOUDS. THE LOW CLOUDS
NORTH OF KAUAI AND OAHU HAD MORE SHOWERY ELEMENTS VERSUS THE MORE
STABLE APPEARANCE OF THE CLOUDS NORTHEAST OF MAUI COUNTY AND EAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND.

WATER VAPOR IMAGES SHOWED AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WITH AN AXIS ALONG A
LINE FROM 30N 165W THROUGH 20N 180. A SUBTROPICAL JET STREAM
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TROUGH HAD SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 55 TO 75
MILES PER HOUR ALONG A LINE FROM 18N 170W TO 26N 160W. ISOLATED
TOWERING CUMULI AND AN OCCASIONAL CUMULONIMBUS HAVE BEEN FORMING
BENEATH THE TROUGH NORTH OF 26N BETWEEN 164W AND 172W.

ELSEWHERE...THE ITCZ REMAINS ACTIVE NORTH OF 10N TO THE EAST OF
160W. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER IS MONITORING A TROPICAL
DISTURBANCE ABOUT 850 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND FOR
SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT. THE DISTURBANCE HAS BEEN PRODUCING WIDELY
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF 13N AND EAST OF 151W.

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KODAMA





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