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ATHW40 PHFO 240530
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SUN MAY 24 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC MAY 24 2015

WATER VAPOR SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED AN UPPER LOW FAR NE OF THE
MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS WITH A TROUGH AXIS EXTENDING SOUTH TO ABOUT
100 MILES E OF THE BIG ISLAND. A DISSIPATING SURFACE COLD FRONT
EXTENDS IN A SIMILAR ORIENTATION AS THE UPPER TROUGH...FROM 30.0N
145.3W TO 24.1N 147.8W TO THE BIG ISLAND. LAYERED CLOUDS AND LINES
OF CUMULUS CLOUDS ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY COVER THE
AREA BETWEEN 25.0N TO 30.0N AND 140.0W TO 145.0W...WITH HIGHEST
CLOUD TOPS NEAR 42 THOUSAND FEET. THE TROUGH/FRONT COMPLEX IS
GRADUALLY MIGRATING ESE AT AROUND 20 MPH...EXCEPT FOR THE REMNANT
PORTION OF THE FRONT CLOSEST TO THE BIG ISLAND WHICH REMAINS NEARLY
STATIONARY.

ACROSS THE ALOHA STATE...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS STILL COVER
MOST OF THE BIG ISLAND BELOW 8 THOUSAND FEET WITH A FEW LINGERING
SHOWERS OVER THE SE SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA FROM MOUNTAIN VIEW TO
NAALEHU. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
REMAIN ACROSS ALL WINDWARD AREAS...THE INTERIOR AND LEEWARD SLOPES
OF HALEAKALA...AND OVER THE INTERIOR W MAUI MOUNTAINS. A FEW SHOWERS
LINGER OVER THE E HALF OF MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS REMAINED ALIGNED ALONG THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS AND
OVER PORTIONS OF THE WAIANAE RANGE. MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
PREVAIL ELSEWHERE ACROSS OAHU. ON KAUAI COUNTY...LOCALLY BROKEN
PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS LINGER OVER INTERIOR AREAS AROUND KOKEE STATE
PARK...WHILE MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL ELSEWHERE.

BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS CLOUDS COVER MOST OF THE AREA N OF
THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT AND N OF 18N FROM THE BIG ISLAND TO
THE 180 LINE...WITH CLOUD MOTION GENERALLY TO THE S AND SW AT 10 TO
20 MPH. ELSEWHERE...LOW CLOUD COVERAGE REMAINS MAINLY SCATTERED N
OF 10N WITH CLOUD MOTION TO THE N AND NE BETWEEN 140W AND 147W...
TURNING NW AND W FROM 147W TO 180.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE OBSERVED
NEAR THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 10N
FROM 140W TO 165W WITH CLOUD TOPS RANGING FROM 45 TO 55 THOUSAND
FEET.

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REYNES






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