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ATHW40 PHFO 060519
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC FRI MAY 06 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC MAY 06 2016

A COLD FRONT LOCATED 600 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI IS MOVING
EAST AT 20 MPH...AND STRETCHES FROM 30N162W TO 24N180W. THE FRONT
IS ASSOCIATED WITH A 250 MILE WIDE CLOUD BAND MADE UP OF OVERCAST
LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED TOWERING CUMULUS. PATCHY LOW CLOUDS
ARE MOVING NORTH AHEAD OF THE FRONT IN THE AREA NORTH OF 20N AND
WITHIN 700 MILES EAST OF THE FRONT. FARTHER TO THE EAST...NORTH OF
20N AND BETWEEN 140W AND 150W...HIGH PRESSURE IS PUSHING LOW
SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WESTWARD AT 15 MPH. BEHIND THE
FRONT...BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE MOVING SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST
AT 20 MPH.

OVER HAWAII...SOUTHEAST FLOW IS BRINGING LOW CLOUDS INTO THE
SOUTHEAST AND WINDWARD BIG ISLAND CREATING PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY
SKIES WITH SOME EMBEDDED SHOWERS. THE SOUTHEAST FLOW IS MAINLY
BLOCKED OVER THE SMALLER ISLAND...AND AFTERNOON SEA BREEZES AND
LAND HEATING HAVE BROUGHT SOME CLOUDS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS. THESE
CLOUDS WILL DIMINISH AS THE EVENING PROGRESSES.

BETWEEN 10N AND 20N ACROSS THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS ARE MOVING WEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH. FARTHER SOUTH INTO THE
DEEP TROPICS ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FIRING WITH OVERSHOOTING
CLOUD TOPS REACHING 52 THOUSAND FEET.

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MORRISON



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