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ATHW40 PHFO 311229
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC TUE MAY 31 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MAY 31 2016

AT 200 AM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A CLOUD BAND ASSOCIATED
WITH A FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING SOUTHWEST FROM 29N 140W TO THE
CENTRAL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS TO A FEW HUNDRED MILES SOUTHWEST OF OAHU.
THIS BAND APPEARS TO HAVE STALLED ONCE THE LEADING EDGE PUSHED OVER
THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL. MOSTLY LOW CLOUDS MADE UP THIS BAND WITH
CLOUD TOPS EXTENDING TO AROUND 15 THOUSAND FEET. BROKEN TO OVERCAST
LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN ACROSS OAHU AND THE MAUI COUNTY ISLANDS WITH
ONLY A FEW BREAKS IN THE COVERAGE PERIODICALLY OVER EACH ISLAND.
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE LOCATED OVER KAUAI...EXCEPT FOR THE NORTHEAST
COAST AND PORTIONS OF THE SOUTH SHORE WHERE PARTIAL CLEARING WAS
DEPICTED. A LARGE BATCH OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WAS SHOWN
OVER AND AROUND SOUTH POINT AND ALONG THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF THE BIG
ISLAND WITH ISOLATED TO SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS WERE SHOWN ELSEWHERE
ACROSS THE ISLAND.

A FEW HIGH CLOUDS WERE SHOWN TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST BETWEEN
THE STATE AND 10N. THESE CLOUDS WERE FROM THUNDERSTORMS THAT HAD
DEVELOPED BETWEEN 5N AND 10N WITHIN THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE
ZONE...MOSTLY BETWEEN 160W AND THE DATE LINE. ELSEWHERE...BENIGN
CONDITIONS PREVAILED WITH MAINLY ISOLATED TO SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS.

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