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ATHW40 PHFO 110533
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC THU FEB 11 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC FEBRUARY 11 2016

BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL OVER THE INTERIOR AND
LEEWARD SECTIONS OF KAUAI EARLY THIS EVENING...WHILE MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES PREVAIL OVER WINDWARD SECTIONS. FEW TO SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
ARE PRESENT OVER OAHU...MOLOKAI AND WESTERN AND CENTRAL MAUI...
WHILE AREAS OF LOW CLOUDS ARE PRESENT OVER LANAI AND EASTERN MAUI.
OVER THE BIG ISLAND...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS EXTEND FROM UPOLU
POINT ALONG THE HAMAKUA COAST....SOUTHWARD THROUGH HILO AND THE
PUNA AND KAU DISTRICTS TO NEAR SOUTH POINT...WHILE MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES PREVAIL OVER THE INTERIOR...SOUTH KOHALA AND KONA AREAS.

ACROSS THE COASTAL AND OFFSHORE WATERS NORTH OF KAUAI...A BAND
OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE TAIL END
OF A WEAK COLD FRONT...ARE MOVING SLOWLY SOUTHWARD. THE SOUTHERN
EDGE OF THIS CLOUD BAND EXTENDS FROM ABOUT 20 MILES NORTH OF KAUAI
EASTWARD TO NEAR 25N 150W...AND WESTWARD TO NEAR 23N 167W. HIGHEST
CLOUD TOPS IN THE BAND TO THE NORTH OF KAUAI ARE ESTIMATED NEAR
9 THOUSAND FEET. CLOUDINESS ALONG THE COLD FRONT IS MORE
SUBSTANTIAL NORTH OF 25N AND EAST OF 140W...WITH A 100 TO 150 MILE
WIDE BAND OF MULTILAYERED CLOUDS EXTENDING FROM 25N 140W TO 30N
141W. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THIS AREA EXTEND UP TO NEAR 35
THOUSAND FEET. THIS CLOUD BAND IS MOVING SLOWLY EASTWARD EAST OF
150W...AND DRIFTING SLOWLY SOUTHWARD BETWEEN 150W AND 160W.

TO THE EAST THROUGH SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND...ANOTHER BAND OF LOW
CLOUDINESS EXTENDS FROM 17N 157W TO 20N 150W TO 27N 140W. THIS
BAND IS 100 TO 150 MILES WIDE AND NEARLY STATIONARY...WITH
HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS BETWEEN 7 AND 10 THOUSAND FEET.

A BAND OF CIRRUS CLOUDINESS APPROXIMATELY 100 MILES WIDE...
ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL JET STREAM...IS MOVING RAPIDLY TO
THE EAST-SOUTHEAST ALONG A LINE FROM 30N 162W TO 26N 143W.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC...AREAS OF SCATTERED TO
BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS ARE MOVING GENERALLY WESTWARD AT
10 TO 15 MPH SOUTH OF 20N...AND MOVING LITTLE NORTH OF 20N...DUE
TO A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS EXTENDING EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE
BASIN BETWEEN 20N AND 28N.

THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...ITCZ...REMAINS WELL SOUTH OF
10N...WITH DEEP CONVECTION CLOSE TO THE EQUATOR MAINLY BETWEEN
160W AND 175W.

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JACOBSON


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