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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC FRI AUG 22 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC AUGUST 22 2014

THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CONTINUES TO BE INFLUENCE BY A TRADE WIND
FLOW WITH SPEEDS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH.

THE SATELLITE LOOP OF THE PAST FEW HOURS SHOWS PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS
MOVING THROUGH KAUAI AND NIIHAU FROM THE EAST. A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS
ARE NOTED WITH THESE CLOUDS.

THE FAIR SKIES OVER OAHU...MOLOKAI...AND MAUI ARE BEING THREATENED
BY SOME APPROACHING LOW CLOUDS FROM THE NORTHEAST. FIRST TO BE
AFFECTED WILL BE MAUI IN THE NEXT HOUR FOLLOWED BY MOLOKAI... AND
OAHU. WINDWARD BIG ISLAND IS ALREADY BEING INFLUENCED BY THESE
CLOUDS RESULTING IN MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ESPECIALLY IN THE HILO AND
PUNA DISTRICTS. WEATHER RADAR IS DETECTING A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS WITH
THESE CLOUDS.

WHILE CLOUDS FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CONTINUED TO HANG ONTO THE
KONA COAST BETWEEN KAILUA KONA TOWN AND MILOLII...OTHER AREAS SUCH
AS THE KAU AND KONA SLOPES...HAVE DISSIPATED. WEATHER RADAR IS
PICKING UP A FEW MODERATE SHOWERS OVER THE WATERS JUST WEST OF KONA
AIRPORT. OTHERWISE...FAIR SKIES RULED THE REMAINDER OF THE MAIN
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

ON THE FAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SATELLITE IMAGERY OF THE CENTRAL
NORTH PACIFIC...AN ILL DEFINED FRONT IS LOCATED WEST OF MIDWAY ATOLL.

CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED IN THE TROPICS SOUTH OF THE
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS DURING THE PAST SEVEN HOURS. ISOLATED DEEP
CONVECTION IS CONFINED TO AN AREA BETWEEN 10N AND 05N FROM 160W TO
165W. IT HAS A CLOUD TOP OF 51000 FEET. A STRING OF CUMULONIMBUS
CLOUDS IS NOTED WITHIN 70 MILE EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 12N145W TO
10N156W TO 14N165W.

THE OTHER AREA OF DEEP CONVECTION NEAR 14N136W...BELONGS TO TROPICAL
STORM KARINA.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH NORTH OF THE MAIN
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS FROM 30N149W TO 25N152W TO 23N156W TO 24N161W. THE
TROUGH CONTINUES TO SLIDE SOUTHEAST AT NEAR 10 MPH.

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LAU








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