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ATHW40 PHFO 051825
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC FRI FEB 05 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC FEBRUARY 05 2016

OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS COVER THE CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC NORTH OF
32N...EAST OF 165W AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50N165W TO 40N140W.
MARKING A FRONTAL BOUNDARY...THESE CLOUDS ARE MOVING TOWARD THE EAST
AT ABOUT 15 MPH. A 120 MILE WIDE BAND OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW
CLOUDS MARKS THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY FARTHER TO THE WEST...NORTH OF A
LINE FROM 30N165W TO 24N180W.

A WEAK SUBTROPICAL RIDGE EXTENDS THROUGH 28N140W...23N160W AND
21N180W...JUST NORTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. SATELLITE LOOP
SHOWS LOW LEVEL FLOW SOUTH OF THE RIDGE AXIS IS GENERALLY FROM EAST
TO WEST...WHILE SOUTHWESTERLY AND WESTERLY FLOW IS NOTED NORTH OF
THE RIDGE AXIS. BROKEN STABLE LOW CLOUDS PERSIST EAST OF A LINE FROM
16N140W TO 24N150W TO 28N140W. ADDITIONAL BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER
WINDWARD AND SOUTHEAST HAWAIIAN LOCAL WATERS...AS WELL AS A BROAD
AREA WEST OF 165W AND SOUTH OF 18N. ISOLATED
CUMULONIMBUS...CB...CONTINUE TO FIRE SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 05N152W TO
05N162W TO 08N172W. MORE CB COVER AN AREA WEST OF 176W AND SOUTH OF
03N.

LOW CLOUDS COVER WINDWARD AND SOUTHEAST PORTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND
AND MAUI. THE REMAINING ISLANDS APPEAR TO HAVE SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
TO CLEAR SKIES. LOW CLOUDS HAVE PUSHED FAR INTO THE BIG ISLAND
ISLAND INTERIOR AND INTO THE SADDLE. SATELLITE LOOP SHOWS THAT LOW
LEVEL FLOW...THOUGH GENERALLY FROM EAST TO WEST...HAS VEERED A BIT
ACROSS WINDWARD WATERS SINCE YESTERDAY. WINDS REMAIN IN THE 15 TO 20
MPH RANGE.


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POWELL



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