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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1208 UTC MON FEB 08 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC FEBRUARY 08 2016

AT 200 AM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED THE COLD FRONT THAT MOVED
THROUGH THE ISLAND CHAIN OVER THE PAST 24 TO 36 HRS NOW WELL EAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND STRETCHING SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FROM 30N 142W TO TO
20N 147W...THEN SOUTHWEST TO 12N 170W. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED
CLOUDS WERE LOCATED NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF 21N ALONG A CLOUD BAND
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT. ELSEWHERE...A BAND OF MOSTLY LOW-LEVEL
CUMULUS CLOUDS WAS DEPICTED...WHICH WAS BEGINNING TO BREAK UP AND
SCATTER OUT TOWARD THE SOUTHERN END OF THE BAND OR SOUTH AND
SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. THIS BAND OF CLOUDS WAS MOVING EAST AND
SOUTHEAST AWAY FROM THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW-LEVEL CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN TRACKING
SOUTH OVER THE STATE IN THE WAKE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED FRONTAL
BOUNDARY. A LARGER PATCH OF LOW CLOUDS WAS LEADING TO MOSTLY CLOUDY
CONDITIONS OVER THE HAMAKUA COAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. CLOUD TOPS
EXTENDED TO 10 TO 12 THOUSAND FEET WITH THESE CLOUDS.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE DEPICTED WEST OF THE
PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND NORTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS BETWEEN 25N AND 30N FROM 145W TO 155W. THESE CLOUDS WERE
TRACKING EAST AND SOUTHEAST AT 30 TO 40 MPH. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
WERE DEPICTED WITHIN THIS AREA NEAR 30N 150W WITH CLOUD TOPS TO 30
THOUSAND FEET.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED WELL SOUTH OF THE STATE NEAR AND
ALONG THE ITCZ BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 5N FROM 140W TO THE DATE
LINE. DEBRIS OR SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS
WERE SHOWN LIFTING NORTHWARD AND EASTWARD BETWEEN 7N AND 13N.
MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS EXTENDED TO 50
THOUSAND FEET.

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AG


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