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ATHW40 PHFO 260041
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SUN OCT 26 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC OCTOBER 26 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED ABOUT 750
MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF KAUAI. AN UPPER RIDGE DOMINATES THE REST OF
THE AREA...EXCEPT FOR A SOUTHWESTERLY UPPER LEVEL JET CROSSING THE
FAR NORTHWEST HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

INFRARED IMAGERY SHOWS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN A 200 MILE WIDE
BAND FROM 30N167W TO 23N180W. THESE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE CLOUD TOPS
FROM 30000 TO 45000 FEET AND ARE EMBEDDED WITHIN LAYERED LOW AND MID
CLOUDS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH TOPS TO 50000 FEET ARE FOUND
ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE BETWEEN 5N AND 10N WEST OF
160W. A BAND OF LOW TOPPED CLOUDS ALONG A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS
LOCATED JUST 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF MAUI AND THE BIG
ISLAND...AND THIS BAND IS MOVING WEST SOUTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER
THE WEST SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND FROM SOUTH KOHALA TO SOUTH
KONA...AND THE LOWER SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA...LEEWARD HALEAKALA ON
MAUI...KOOLAU MOUNTAINS AND THE INTERIOR OF KAUAI. LOW CLOUDS ARE
SCATTERED ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE STATE. CLOUD MOVEMENT IS TOWARDS THE
WEST AT ABOUT 15 MPH.

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BRENCHLEY





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