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ATHW40 PHFO 221238
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC FRI MAY 22 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MAY 22 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WITH AN AXIS FROM
34N157W TO 25N154W. BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS ARE LOCATED ALONG THE
EASTERN FLANK OF THE TROUGH. THESE CLOUDS ARE SLOWLY MOVING TO THE
EAST AT 15 MPH. A COLD FRONT EXTENDS OUT FROM NEAR THE BASE OF THE
TROUGH TOWARDS THE WEST-SOUTHWEST. BROKEN TO OVERCAST CUMULUS
CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT GO FROM 30N150W TO 21N178W...AND IS
ABOUT 125 MILES WIDE. NORTH OF THIS FRONT...BROKEN TO OVERCAST
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS COVER THE AREA FROM THE FRONT...PAST THE
DATELINE AND NORTH OF 30N.

ELSEWHERE...PATCHES OF BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE
LOCATED EAST OF THE FRONT AND NORTH OF 18N. THESE CLOUDS ARE MOVING
TO THE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

FEW TO SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS ARE IMPACTING THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
THIS MORNING...EXCEPT FOR ALONG THE KAU AND KONA COASTAL AREAS WHERE
CLOUDS BECOME A BIT MORE DENSELY PACKED.

$$

FOSTER





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