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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC WED MAY 04 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC MAY 04 2016

AREAS OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS ARE LOCATED OVER AND TO THE
EAST OF THE STATE...GREATEST IN COVERAGE EAST OF 160W. THESE
CLOUDS ARE COMPOSED PRIMARILY OF STABLE CLOSED CELL CUMULUS
ELEMENTS NORTH OF 22N...AND PRIMARILY SHOWERY OPEN CELL CUMULUS
ELEMENTS SOUTH OF 22N. CLOUD MOTIONS ARE TO THE WEST AT 15 TO 20
MPH SOUTH OF 24N...AND TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH
NORTH OF 24N.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER
INTERIOR AND NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF KAUAI. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW
CLOUDS COVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES OF THE KOOLAU RANGE...WITH
SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ACROSS THE WAIANAE RANGE. BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS ALSO COVER MUCH OF EASTERN MOLOKAI AND THE
WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS...WITH BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ACROSS THE INTERIOR
AND NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF LANAI. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
ALSO COVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES OF HALEAKALA BELOW 8000 FT. AN
AREA OF LOW CLOUDS ALSO EXTENDS OFFSHORE TO THE WEST-SOUTHWEST
FROM ULUPALAKUA...COVERING MUCH OF KAHOOLAWE.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVER THE
WINDWARD SLOPES OF THE KOHALA RANGE. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW AND
MID LEVEL CLOUDS COVER MUCH OF NORTH AND SOUTH HILO AND PUNA
DISTRICTS BELOW 9000 FT. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS ALSO COVER
KAU DISTRICT...AND ARE GREATEST FROM WOOD VALLEY TO NAALEHU BELOW
9000 FT...AND WEST OF NAALEHU BELOW 2000 FT. SCATTERED TO BROKEN
LOW CLOUDS COVER PORTIONS OF NORTH AND SOUTH KONA DISTRICTS SOUTH
OF KEAHOLE POINT BELOW 6000 FT.

A BAND OF SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS IS LOCATED ACROSS THE WINDWARD
COASTAL WATERS...AND EXTENDS BETWEEN 60 AND 80 MILES OFFSHORE TO
THE NORTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS. THESE CLOUDS ARE GREATEST IN
COVERAGE FROM OAHU THROUGH THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL. THE CLOUD BAND
IS NOT AS SOLID IN COVERAGE NEAR KAUAI AND EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND.

NORTHWEST OF THE STATE...A CLOUD BAND ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT
IS UP TO 300 MILES WIDE. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE BAND EXTENDS FROM
30N171W TO 26N180...OR FROM 400 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF MIDWAY
ATOLL TO 200 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MIDWAY. THIS BAND IS
COMPOSED PRIMARILY OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST CUMULUS CLOUDS. A NARROW
BAND OF TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS IS LOCATED ALONG THE LEADING
EDGE...WITH TOPS EXTENDING UP TO 18000 FT. THE OVERALL CLOUD BAND
IS MOVING TO THE EAST AT 20 MPH.

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BRAVENDER


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