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ATHW40 PHFO 231231
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC THU OCT 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC OCTOBER 23 2014

TROPICAL STORM ANA IS LOCATED ABOUT 650 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
LIHUE AT 2 AM HST...AND IS MOVING TO THE NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH. CLOUDS
TOPS NEAR THE CENTER HAVE COOLED JUST A BIG IN THE LAST SIX
HOURS...WITH TOPS NEAR 46000 FEET AT 2 AM. A NORTH NORTHWEST TO
SOUTH SOUTHEAST ORIENTED LINE OF CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
IS FOUND ALONG A LINE FROM 28.1N 168.1W TO 25.1N 165.6W.
THUNDERSTORMS EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS LINE HAVE TOPS REACHING NEAR
49000 FEET.

A NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ORIENTED BAND IF LOW CLOUDS IS FOUND NEAR
AND OVER THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AT 2 AM. THIN PATCHES OF HIGH CLOUDS
ARE PASSING OVER THE ISLANDS FROM TIME TO TIME...BUT ARE NOT
SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO BLOCK OTHER CLOUDS. SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS ARE OVER KAUAI AND OAHU AT 2 AM. MEANWHILE...FEW TO SCATTERED
LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE ISLANDS OF MAUI COUNTY. LOW CLOUDS
REMAIN PLENTIFUL OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND AT 2
AM FROM UPOLU POINT TO CAPE KUMUKAHI TO THE VOLCANO AREA. CLOUDS
OVER THE REMAINING SLOPES BEGAN TO DISSIPATE BY MIDNIGHT...LEAVING
JUST A FEW POCKETS OF CLOUDS OVER THE SLOPES FROM SOUTH POINT TO
KONA TO UPOLU POINT.


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