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ATHW40 PHFO 300025
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU JUL 30 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC JULY 30 2015

SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN MOVING WESTWARD
UPWIND OF THE STATE. THIS IS BASICALLY PROVIDING FOR A TYPICAL
WINDWARD AND MAUKA DISTRIBUTION OF LOW CLOUDS OVER THE STATE. OVER
KAUAI LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES WITH A FEW
LOW CLOUDS SEEN ELSEWHERE. OVER OAHU LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER
THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF THE KOOLAU RANGE WITH JUST A FEW LOW
CLOUDS SEEN ELSEWHERE. JUST A FEW PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN
OVER EASTERN MOLOKAI AND INTERIOR LANAI. OVER MAUI PATCHES OF LOW
CLOUDS ARE SEEN OVER THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA AS WELL AS OVER
PORTIONS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. OVER THE BIG ISLAND LOW CLOUDS
ARE BANKED UP OVER PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD SLOPES FROM NORTH KOHALA
SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. DAYTIME HEATING HAS
ALSO CAUSED LOW CLOUDS TO BUILD UP OVER THE KONA AND KAU SLOPES WITH
A FEW CLOUDS ALSO SEEN OVER THE LEEWARD KOHALA SLOPES.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
LOCATED ABOUT 800 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HILO. THIS LOW IS MOVING TOWARD
THE WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IS SEEN MOVING WESTWARD A FEW HUNDRED
MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF THE STATE. WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
HAVE BEEN FLARING UP IN ITS VICINITY AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT AROUND
10 MPH. A FEW HIGH CLOUDS ARE ALSO MOVING UP OVER THE WESTERN END OF
THE STATE WHICH ARE DEBRIS CLOUDS FROM THE THUNDERSTORMS.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS A NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHWEST ORIENTED
TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES TO THE
NORTHWEST OF THE STATE. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH
THIS UPPER TROUGH AS IT HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL HOURS.

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BURKE





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