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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1200 UTC FRI JAN 30 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1130 UTC JANUARY 30 2015

SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS AHEAD OF AN ADVANCING FRONT ARE
CAUSING OCCASIONAL CEILINGS OVER KAUAI...OAHU...MOLOKAI AND LANAI
THIS EARLY MORNING.  SKIES REMAIN NO WORSE THAN PARTLY CLOUDY OVER
MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND AS OF BULLETIN TIME.  LOW CLOUD MOTION IS
FROM THE WEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH FROM KAUAI TO MOLOKAI AT THE MOMENT.
RADAR WIND PROFILES...HOWEVER...INDICATE THAT LOW LEVEL FLOW NEAR
MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND IS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

IN THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS...CONDITIONS ARE SCATTERED TO BROKEN
AT THE LOWER LEVELS WEST OF MAUI AS OF THIS WRITING.  ELSEWHERE ARE
CLEAR TO SCATTERED SKIES.

THE LEADING EDGE OF LOW CLOUDS WITH THE FRONT NOW APPEAR TO BE
MAKING LANDFALL IN WEST KAUAI...THOUGH RADAR RETURNS SHOW ONLY
MINIMAL PRECIPITATION WITH THE BOUNDARY.  THE SYSTEM HAS RECENTLY
BEEN HEADING EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 MPH.  THIS FRONT HAS BEEN
MERGING WITH ANOTHER FRONT THAT HAS REMAINED INTACT NORTH OF THE
ISLANDS.  A THIN LINE OF SHOWERS IS AT THE LEADING EDGE OF THE
MERGING BOUNDARIES...WHICH BECOMES QUITE ACTIVE CONVECTIVELY NORTH
OF 30N BETWEEN 147W AND 150W.  BEHIND THE FEATURE ARE SCATTERED
TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS...TCUS...WHICH ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED NORTH
OF 27N BETWEEN 158W AND 168W.

THE UPPER AIR ABOVE 25 THOUSAND FEET REMAINS DRY ACROSS MUCH OF THE
CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC...ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT WATER VAPOR
IMAGES.  THIS IS PARTICULARLY SO FROM 10N TO 27N EAST OF 165W.

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KINEL




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