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ATHW40 PHFO 230525
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED JUL 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC JULY 23 2014

A WEAKENING COMPLEX UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM REMAINED NORTHWEST OF KAUAI
THIS AFTERNOON. ONE UPPER LEVEL LOW IS ROUGHLY 1130 MILES NORTHWEST
OF KAUAI AT 7 PM NEAR 30.5N 175.4W. THIS LOW HAS BEEN SLOWLY MOVING
TO THE EAST OVER THE LAST SEVERAL HOURS. ANOTHER UPPER LOW IS ABOUT
460 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF KAUAI NEAR 28.2N 162.9W. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN NOTED NEAR THIS UPPER LOW WITH TOPS REACHING
NEAR 35000 FEET. THIS LOW HAS BEEN LIFTING TO THE NORTH OVER THE
LAST SIX HOURS.

HIGH CLOUDS CONTINUE TO STREAM OVER PORTIONS OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS THIS EVENING. THE HIGH CLOUDS ARE PREVALENT OVER THE ISLANDS
OF MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND...BUT ARE BRUSHING OAHU FROM TIME
TO TIME. THE HIGH CLOUDS ARE HELPING TO OBSCURE THE LOW CLOUD
COVERAGE OVER MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND. THE LOW CLOUD MOVEMENT
NEAR THE ISLANDS SHOW LOW CLOUDS MOVING IN FROM THE EAST NORTHEAST
BETWEEN 20 AND 25 MPH.

THE LAST VISIBLE IMAGERY OF THE DAY SHOWED SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS OVER
OAHU...MOST OF WHICH ARE ALIGNED IN LINES PARALLEL OVER AND DOWNWIND
OF THE KOOLAU RANGE. ON KAUAI...SCATTERED CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE ISLAND.

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