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ATHW40 PHFO 171841
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC THU APR 17 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC APRIL 17 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHWEST ORIENTED
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH THAT IS CENTERED ACROSS THE ALOHA STATE.
SOUTHERLY FLOW ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE TROUGH IS DRAWING UP A BROAD
SWATH IF MOSTLY CIRRUS CLOUDS WITH THERE ORIGINS FROM CONVECTION
DOWN IN THE DEEP TROPICS. THE WESTERN EDGE OF THESE CLOUDS ARE
MOVING UP OVER THE BIG ISLAND ESPECIALLY OVER SOUTHERN AND EASTERN
SECTIONS. THE OVERALL TREND OF THESE HIGH CLOUDS IS SHOWING A
WESTWARD DRIFT TO THEM.

SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN MOVING WESTWARD IN A
MODERATE TRADE WIND ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS PRIMARILY CAUSING A TYPICAL
WINDWARD AND MAUKA DISTRIBUTION OF CLOUDS OVER THE ISLANDS
THEMSELVES. OVER KAUAI LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP EASTERN AND INTERIOR
AREAS WHILE MOST LEEWARD LOCATIONS BEING CLOUD FREE. OVER OAHU LOW
CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF THE KOOLAU RANGE
WITH A FEW PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS OVER THE WAIANAE MOUNTAINS. MOST OF
EASTERN MOLOKAI WAS CLOUD COVERED WITH A FEW PATCHES SEEN OVER
NORTHEAST LANAI. OVER MAUI LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE
NORTHERN AND EASTERN SLOPES OF HALEAKALA AS WELL AS OVER THE SLOPES
AND SUMMITS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. OVER THE BIG ISLAND LOW
CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD SLOPES FROM NORTH
KOHALA SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. A FEW PATCHES
OF LOW CLOUDS ARE ALSO SEEN OVER THE KONA AND KAU SLOPES.

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BURKE





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