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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0500 UTC FRI AUG 01 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0430 UTC AUGUST 01 2014

LOW CEILINGS...AND ANY ACCOMPANYING SHOWERS...ARE FAVORING WINDWARD
AND MAUKA SECTIONS ON THE INDIVIDUAL ISLES THIS EARLY EVENING.  THIS
IS ESPECIALLY THE CASE ON THE BIG ISLAND...WHERE HIGH CLOUDS MOVING
FROM THE SOUTH HAVE ALSO BEEN GENERATING CEILINGS OVER ITS EASTERN
TWO THIRDS.  ALSO ON THE BIG ISLAND...THE LEEWARD SLOPES OF MAUNA
KEA AND MAUNA LOA IN SOUTH KOHALA AND KONA HAVE BEEN BLANKETED BY
LOWER CLOUDINESS.  LEEWARD AREAS ON THE OTHER ISLES ARE MAINLY CLEAR
TO PARTLY CLOUDY AS OF BULLETIN TIME.  LOW CLOUD MOVEMENT IS FROM
THE EAST TO EAST-NORTHEAST BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH ACROSS THE ALOHA
STATE.

OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS...LOW CLOUDINESS IS PREDOMINANTLY
SCATTERED.  HOWEVER...PATCHES OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN SHOWERY LOW
CLOUDS EXIST NORTH CLOCKWISE THROUGH EAST OF THE STATE AND ARE
HEADING WEST ON THE PREVAILING TRADE FLOW.  A MUCH LARGER AREA OF
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS IS IN THE OFFSHORE WATERS EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
AND PUSHING WEST TOWARD THE STATE.

FAR NORTHWEST OF THE STATE IS A WEAKENING FRONT NEAR MIDWAY ATOLL.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN OCCURRING NORTH OF 28N BETWEEN 169W
AND 178W...AND IN THE AREA JUST SOUTHWEST FROM MIDWAY.

REMNANT LOW GENEVIEVE IS APPROXIMATELY 500 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF
SOUTH POINT ON THE BIG ISLAND AND HAS BEEN PUSHING WEST AT LESS THAN
10 MPH.  ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN OCCASIONALLY FIRING TO THE
WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF THE CIRCULATION CENTER.  ANOTHER TROPICAL
DISTURBANCE IS AROUND 850 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HONOLULU AND HAS BEEN
MOVING WEST SLOWLY.  CONVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE HAS
BEEN MORE INTENSE...WITH SOME CELLS TOPPING OUT ABOVE 50 THOUSAND
FEET.  MOST OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH THE SYSTEM HAVE
BEEN IGNITING FROM 10N TO 12N BETWEEN 163W AND 166W.

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KINEL





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