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ATHW40 PHFO 211227
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC TUE OCT 21 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC OCTOBER 21 2014

TROPICAL STORM ANA WAS LOCATED NEAR 20.8N 165.4W...OR ABOUT 400
MILES WEST OF LIHUE...AND 215 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF FRENCH
FRIGATE SHOALS AT 200 AM HST. THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH
ANA WERE FOUND WITHIN 240 MILES FROM THE CENTER FROM THE NORTHEAST
THROUGH SOUTHEAST QUADRANTS WITH TOPS REACHING 45 THOUSAND FEET. FOR
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON ANA...PLEASE SEE PUBLIC ADVISORIES
ISSUED UNDER AWIPS HEADER TCPCP5 AND WMO HEADER WTPA35 PHFO.

ANA IS SPREADING DENSE HIGH CLOUDS AS FAR WEST AS KAUAI WITH
SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS REACHING MAUI COUNTY. LOW CLOUDS COVER THE
LOWER SLOPES OF THE WINDWARD BIG ISLAND AND MAUI WHILE THE REST OF
THOSE ISLANDS HAVE PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA HAVE CLEAR SKIES WITH A TEMPERATURE INVERSION NEAR 7
THOUSAND FEET KEEPING LOW CLOUDS AT BAY.

AN OLD FRONTAL BOUNDARY LIES 175 MILES NORTH OF OAHU AND STRETCHES
FROM THE NORTHERN CIRCULATION OF ANA TO THE EAST PACIFIC NEAR 24N
140W. THE BOUNDARY IS CREATING A 200 MILE WIDE BAND OF BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED TOWERING CUMULUS WITH TOPS TO 20 THOUSAND FEET.
THE CLOUD BAND IS NEARLY STATIONARY WITH INDIVIDUAL CLOUDS MOVING
WEST AT 15 MPH.

A STATIONARY FRONT NEAR THE DATELINE STRETCHES NORTH FROM 20N INTO
THE NORTH PACIFIC. THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORMING ALONG THE FRONT FROM
30N 175W TO 20N AND THE DATELINE. CLOUD TOPS ARE REACHING AS HIGH AS
46 THOUSAND FEET.

HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED NEAR 32N 150W IS PUSHING SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
WESTWARD AT 10 TO 20 MPH BETWEEN 140W AND 170W FROM 10N TO 30N.
POCKETS OF SHOWERS AND OVERCAST SKIES CAN ALSO BE FOUND MOVING
ALONG WITHIN THE LOW LEVEL FLOW.

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MORRISON




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