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ATHW40 PHFO 060530
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC MON JUL 06 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC JULY 06 2015

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AXIS STRETCHES FROM 30.0N 143.0W TO 22.4N
160.0W...ABOUT 310 MILES NE OF HILO. THE TROUGH WAS NEARLY
STATIONARY AND PRODUCING ONLY A FEW SMALL AREAS OF BROKEN CIRRUS
CLOUDS BETWEEN 25.0N TO 30.0N AND 151.0W TO 160.0W.

MEANWHILE...A STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY FAR NW OF THE ALOHA STATE
IS MARKED BY A NARROW BAND OF CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS
CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM 30.0N 166.4W TO 25.7N 172.3W TO 23.1N
180. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THIS BAND RANGE BETWEEN 10 TO 13 THOUSAND
FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLAND CHAIN...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
COVERED MOST AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND BELOW 6 THOUSAND FEET EXCEPT
FOR A MOSTLY CLEAR CORRIDOR BETWEEN THE VOLCANO PARK AND WOOD
VALLEY. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER THE LEEWARD AND
INTERIOR SLOPES OF HALEAKALA BELOW 6 THOUSAND FEET...WITH STREAMS OF
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS REACHING KAHOOLAWE. LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALSO
LINGERED OVER WINDWARD AREAS OF MAUI FROM HANA TO HUELO. BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS ALSO COVERED THE INTERIOR W MAUI MOUNTAINS. MAINLY SCATTERED
LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED OVER MOLOKAI AND LANAI...EXCEPT FOR SMALL
PATCHES OF BROKEN COVERAGE OVER THE E MOLOKAI MOUNTAINS. ON
OAHU...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVERED THE RIDGES OF
THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS...WINDWARD LOCATIONS FROM WAIMANALO TO
LAIE...AND OVER THE WAIANAE RANGE. THE REST OF OAHU REMAINED UNDER
SCATTERED COVERAGE OR BECOMING MOSTLY CLEAR. ON KAUAI COUNTY...
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVERED MOST INTERIOR AREAS...AND WINDWARD
LOCATIONS FROM PRINCEVILLE TO WAILUA.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS PREVAILED ACROSS THE AREA N OF 10N WITH LOW CLOUD MOTION
MAINLY TO THE W AT 15 MPH FROM 140.0W TO 162.0W. LOW CLOUD MOTION
THEN SHIFTED TO A MORE NW/N FLOW BETWEEN 162.0W AND THE
AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT BOUNDARY...THEN TURNING TO THE SE BEHIND
THE FRONT.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS....DEEP CONVECTION CAN BE OBSERVED ALONG THE
INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...PRODUCING BROKEN LAYERED
AND CIRRUS CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA FROM 02.0N TO 13.0N AND 140.0W TO
170.0W. A LARGE CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND 08.3N
163.7W...OR ABOUT 960 MILES SW OF OAHU. ANOTHER CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND 10.2N 149.2W...OR ABOUT 690 MILES
SE OF THE BIG ISLAND. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE
BETWEEN 50 TO 55 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES





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