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ATHW40 PHFO 290553
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC MON AUG 29 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC AUGUST 29 2016

AS OF 5 PM HST...TROPICAL STORM MADELINE WAS CENTERED NEAR 17.4N
143.1W MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH. THERE ARE
NUMEROUS CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS...CB WITHIN 120 MILES OF THE CENTER AND
ISOLATED CB AND BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WITHIN 200 MILES
OF THE CENTER.  CB TOPS EXTEND TO 51000 FT. MADELINE IS CURRENTLY
HAVING NO DIRECT EFFECT ON CLOUD COVER AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS. A 300 MILE WIDE BAND OF OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUTS IS EAST AND
SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM 30N140W TO 20N149W...415 MILES EAST OF
HILO...TO 18N147W...WHERE IT MERGES WITH THE LAYERED CLOUDS AROUND
MADELINE. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER IN HONOLULU HAWAII
ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL STORM MADELINE UNDER AWIPS
HEADER TCPCP5 AND WMO HEADER WTPA35 PHFO.

AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE CHANGE IN
CLOUD COVER SINCE MID-AFTERNOON. SHOWERY...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW
CLOUDS COVER MOST AREAS OF THE ISLANDS...BUT CLOUDS ARE SCATTED OVER
SOUTH KAUAI FROM WAILUA TO POIPU TO BARKING SANDS AND ALONG THE
SOUTHWEST COAST OF OAHU FROM HONOLULU TO KALAELOA TO KAENA POINT.
THE CLOUDS ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII EXTEND UP OVER THE SUMMITS OF
MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA. LOW CLOUDS NEAR THE ISLANDS ARE MOVING FROM
THE EAST AT 20 TO 25 MPH. THERE ARE BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WITHIN 100
MILES UPSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS WITH SCATTERED CLOUDS BEYOND THAT.

A LOW IS CENTERED 490 MILES SOUTH OF HONOLULU NEAR 14N159W. THE LOW
HAS MOVED SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTH OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS. A 120
MILE WIDE BAND OF ISOLATED CB ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW LIES SOUTH OF
A LINE FROM 17N152W TO 16N160W.

AN AREA OF OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH A FRONT BLANKETS
THE AREA NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM 30N170W TO 23N180W.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY...WHICH SHOWS FEATURES MAINLY ABOVE 24000 FT...
SHOWS A TROUGH ALOFT CENTERED FROM 30N155W TO 28N165W. ANOTHER
TROUGH EXTENDS NORTH FROM 28N180W. A RIDGE ALOFT EXTENDS NORTH
NORTHEAST FROM 3K0N166W. A JET STREAM RUNS FROM NEAR KAUAI TO
26N150W TO 30N142W.

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DONALDSON



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