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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0500 UTC SUN DEC 21 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0430 UTC DECEMBER 21 2014

LOW CLOUDS HAVE BEEN FAVORING MAUKA SECTIONS OF THE SMALLER ISLES
AND WEST MAUI...THE WEST-FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA IN EAST MAUI...
AND THE SOUTH KOHALA AND KONA SLOPES ON THE BIG ISLAND.  BROKEN LOW
CLOUDINESS HAS ALSO BEEN AFFECTING WINDWARD AREAS OF EACH ISLE FROM
TIME TO TIME.  SKIES ARE OTHERWISE CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY OVER THE
ALOHA STATE THIS EARLY EVENING.  LOW CLOUD MOVEMENT IS FROM THE EAST
NEAR 25 MPH JUST EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...AND VEERS TO THE SOUTHEAST
AND SLOWS TO NEAR 10 MPH MOVING UP THE CHAIN TO KAUAI.

CONDITIONS ARE CLEAR TO SCATTERED OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS
AS OF BULLETIN TIME.

THE LEADING EDGE OF LOW CLOUDS JUST AHEAD OF A FRONT IS ABOUT 400
MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI...AND HAS BEEN HEADING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
NEAR 30 MPH ALONG 30N.  MOST OF THE BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
WITH THE SYSTEM ARE CURRENTLY NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM 30N160W TO
23N170W TO 19N180...WITH THE BACK EDGE OF CLOUDINESS ALONG A LINE
FROM 30N166W TO 25.5N170W TO 21.5N180.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN FIRING ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII.  MOST OF THE CONVECTION HAS
BEEN IGNITING FROM 04N TO 08.5N EAST OF 164W...AND FROM 04N TO 08N
BETWEEN 170W AND 178W.

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KINEL




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