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ATHW40 PHFO 190031
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC FRI SEP 19 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC SEPTEMBER 19 2014

BROKEN TO SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS COVER MUCH OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC
OCEAN NORTH OF 20N. THESE CLOUDS ARE GENERALLY MOVING EAST TO WEST
AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

NEAR THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...COASTAL WATERS HAVE FEW TO
SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS. OVER THE ISLANDS...BROKEN TO OVERCAST
SKIES COVER ALL ISLANDS DUE TO THE SEA BREEZES CONVERGENCE. BREAKS
IN THE CLOUDS ARE OBSERVED OVER THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF MAUI AND THE
SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA ON THE BIG ISLANDS. WINDWARD
COASTS OF KAUAI...OAHU...MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND ALSO HAVE BREAKS
RIGHT ALONG THE COASTLINES.

THE ITCZ CONSISTS OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS BETWEEN 05N TO 10N FROM
145W TO 155W. ISOLATED TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS SPREAD NORTH OF THIS
AREA TO AROUND 14N. CLOUD TOPS WITHIN THIS AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS GO
UP TO 54 KFT. FURTHER TO THE NORTH AND WEST...CIRRUS CLOUDS COVER AN
AREA BETWEEN 10N AND 20N...AND WEST OF 155W.

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FOSTER




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