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ATHW40 PHFO 050530
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SUN JUL 05 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC JULY 05 2015

INFRARED AND VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A NARROW BAND OF
BROKEN TO OVERCAST CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS EXTENDING ALONG
A COLD FRONT BOUNDARY FAR NW OF KAUAI STRETCHING FROM 30.0N 169.2W
TO 25.3N 180. THIS BAND IS MIGRATING TO THE ESE AT ABOUT 20
MPH...WITH CLOUD TOPS RANGING FROM 10 TO 14 THOUSAND FEET.

AN BAND OF LAYERED AND BROKEN CIRRUS CLOUDS IS ORIENTED N TO S
CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM 30.0N 150.8N TO 23.9 151.0W WITH CLOUD
TOPS NEAR 40 THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLAND CHAIN...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE
COVERING MOST AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND BELOW 7 THOUSAND FEET...EXCEPT
FOR PATCHES OF MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES FROM KAPOHO TO HILO...AND FROM
KAWAIHAE TO HAWAII. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED
OVER MOST OF MAUI...EXCEPT WINDWARD AREAS AROUND KAHULUI AND THE
INTERIOR VALLEY WHERE COVERAGE REMAINS MAINLY SCATTERED. BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS ALSO COVERED MOST OF THE E HALF OF MOLOKAI AND INTERIOR
LANAI. ON OAHU...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVERED
WINDWARD AREAS AND THE RIDGES OF THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS FROM HAUULA TO
WAIMANALO. LEEWARD AREAS BETWEEN THE COASTLINE AND THE WAIANAE
RANGE WERE UNDER BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS. THE REST OF OAHU IS
UNDER PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. ON KAUAI COUNTY...BROKEN
TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE OBSERVED COVERING MOST OF KAUAI...EXCEPT
FOR PATCHES OF SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS FROM KILAUEA TO NA PALI STATE
PARK...AND FROM KOLOA TO PAKALA VALLEY.

ELSEWHERE...MAINLY SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN CUMULUS AND
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA N OF 10N WITH LOW CLOUD
MOTION MAINLY TO THE W AT 15 MPH FROM 140.0W TO 160.0W. LOW CLOUD
MOTION THEN SHIFTS TO A MORE NW/N FLOW BETWEEN 160.0W AND THE
AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT BOUNDARY...THEN TURNING TO THE SE BEHIND
THE FRONT.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS....DEEP CONVECTION ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...IS PRODUCING BROKEN LAYERED AND CIRRUS
CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA FROM 02.0N TO 14.0N AND 140.0W TO 167.2W. A
LARGE CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND 08.4N 164.1W...OR
ABOUT 950 MILES SW OF OAHU. ANOTHER CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS
CENTERED AROUND 08.8N 150.8W...OR ABOUT 770 MILES SE OF THE BIG
ISLAND. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE REACHING 51
THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES





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