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ATHW40 PHFO 281238
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC THU JUL 28 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC JULY 28 2016

A LARGE FIELD OF MOSTLY STABLE STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS IS MOVING OVER
THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS FROM THE EAST. THIS FIELD OF CLOUDS
EXTENDS MORE THAN 600 MILES UPSTREAM.

AT 2 AM...LOW CLOUDS COVER THE EASTERN HALF OF KAUAI. ON
OAHU...CLOUDS ARE FOCUSED OVER THE KOOLAU RANGE...AND ALONG THE
ADJACENT COASTLINE. MOLOKAI HAS CLOUDS ALONG THE NORTHERN
COASTLINE FROM KALAUPAPA TO HALAWA VALLEY. MEANWHILE ON LANAI THE
LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER MOUNTAINS. CLOUDS OVER THE WEST MAUI
MOUNTAINS AT SUNSET HAVE EXPANDED TO COVER MORE OF THE MOUNTAINS.
THE CLOUDS OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF HALEAKALA HAS THICKENED
OVER THE LAST SEVERAL HOURS...AND COVER MORE OF THE SLOPES FROM
HUELO TO HANA TO KIPAHULU. THE CLOUDS OVER THE ULUPALAKUA AREA
MAUI AT SUNSET HAVE DISSIPATED.

SOME AREAS OF LOW CLOUDS MOVED ONSHORE OVER THE EAST SIDE OF THE
BIG ISLAND SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET...BUT HAVE SINCE THINNED...LEAVING
BEHIND SCATTERED CLOUDS AT 2 AM. ADDITIONAL CLOUDS ARE JUST
OFFSHORE...AND STARTING TO MOVE OVER CAPE KUMUKAHI IN THE PUNA
DISTRICTS OVERNIGHT. THE CLOUDS OVER THE WEST SIDE OF THE ISLAND
FROM SOUTH POINT TO KEAHOLE POINT EARLIER HAVE ALMOST ALL
DISSIPATED SINCE SUNSET.

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