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ATHW40 PHFO 270524
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED JUL 27 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC JULY 27 2016

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW NEAR 32.6N
158.4W...ABOUT 775 MILES NORTH OF HONOLULU AT 7 PM. THE UPPER
LEVEL LOW HAS BEEN MOVING SLOWLY TO THE NORTHEAST OVER THE LAST
FEW HOURS. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS FROM THE UPPER
LOW TO 25N 169W. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FOUND NEAR 22.0N
162.5W...ABOUT 300 MILES WEST OF HONOLULU WITH TOPS REACHING NEAR

THE LAST VISIBLE IMAGES OF THE DAY SHOWS SCATTERED CLOUDS ACROSS
KAUAI...WITH FEW CLOUDS OVER THE WATERS SURROUNDING THE GARDEN
ISLE. ON OAHU...CLOUDS ARE PLENTIFUL ALONG THE KOOLAU RANGE...WITH
THE HEAVIEST CONCENTRATION ALONG THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE RANGE
EXTENDING ALONG THE SOUTHERN COASTLINE EAST OF THE HONOLULU
AIRPORT. THESE CLOUDS EXTEND INTO THE KAIWI CHANNEL THAT SEPARATES
OAHU FROM MOLOKAI.

ON MOLOKAI...LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE EASTERN END OF THE
ISLAND...AND EXTEND ALONG THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE ISLAND KUALAPUU
NEAR THE MOLOKAI AIRPORT. ADDITIONAL CLOUDS ARE FOUND ALONG THE
SOUTHERN COASTLINE WEST OF THE PAKANAKA FISHPOND. MEANWHILE...CLOUDS
COVER MOST OF THE MOUNTAINS ON LANAI. ON MAUI..OVER THE SLOPES OF
HALEAKALA FROM ULUPALAKUA TO KIHEI UP TO MAKAWAO. ADDITIONAL
PATCHES OF CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER SLOPES ON THE EAST SIDE OF
HALEAKALA.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES
OF THE KOHALA MOUNTAINS. THESE CLOUDS EXTEND ALONG THE COASTLINE
FROM PAAUILO TO HILO...AND THEN SPREAD SCATTERED CLOUDS ACROSS THE
PUNA DISTRICT. ADDITIONAL CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE SLOPES FROM
WOOD VALLEY TO SOUTH POINT...AND OVER COASTLINE FROM HAWAIIAN
OCEAN VIEW ESTATES TO THE WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT.

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