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ATHW40 PHFO 011800
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1800 UTC SUN MAR 01 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1730 UTC MARCH 01 2015

LOW CLOUD CEILINGS...SOME WITH EMBEDDED SHOWERS...ARE EVIDENT IN
WINDWARD COASTAL AND WINDWARD-FACING MAUKA AND UPSLOPE SECTIONS OF
OAHU...MOLOKAI AND MAUI THIS MORNING.  AND BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE
ALSO AFFECTING WINDWARD PORTIONS OF KAUAI...LANAI...AND THE BIG
ISLAND FROM TIME TO TIME.  OTHER AREAS ARE PREDOMINANTLY CLEAR TO
PARTLY CLOUDY AS OF BULLETIN TIME.  LOW CLOUD MOVEMENT IS FROM THE
EAST TO EAST-NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 MPH OVER THE EAST HALF OF THE
STATE...AND FROM THE NORTH TO NORTHEAST NEAR 20 MPH ELSEWHERE.

SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN OCCURRING JUST NORTH
AND NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...NORTH AND EAST OF MAUI...AND
NORTHEAST OF MOLOKAI.  BROKEN LOW CLOUDS EXIST NORTH AND NORTHEAST
OF OAHU.  CONDITIONS ARE OTHERWISE CLEAR TO SCATTERED OVER THE
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

A MID-LEVEL TROUGH APPEARS TO EXTEND FROM 30N152W TO A POINT OVER
MAUI COUNTY TO 19N160W AND HAS BEEN HEADING EAST NEAR 10 MPH.  THIS
TROUGH AND A SURFACE TROUGH NEAR THE BIG ISLAND HAVE BEEN THE
FEATURES CAUSING THE INSTABILITY AROUND THE AREA.  A FRONT EXTENDS
NORTH FROM THE SURFACE TROUGH AND HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY.  MORE
CONVECTION...ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT AND UPPER TROUGH...HAS BEEN
FIRING NORTH OF 23N BETWEEN 148W AND 155W.

ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII ARE
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  MOST OF THE ACTIVITY HAS BEEN
IGNITING ANYWHERE FROM 03N TO 09N BETWEEN 142W AND 178W...WITH THE
GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF CONVECTION FROM 04N TO 07N BETWEEN 158W
AND 171W.

$$

KINEL




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