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ATHW40 PHFO 031221
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC TUE MAY 03 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC MAY 03 2016

A WEAK...DISSIPATING FRONTAL CLOUD BAND CONTINUED TO FALL APART JUST
NORTH OF THE STATE EARLY THIS TUESDAY MORNING. THIS REMNANT CLOUD
BAND WAS BECOMING MORE INDISCERNIBLE AS IT NEARED THE ISLANDS. THE
MAIN PART OF THE FRONT THAT WAS STILL INTACT AND ACTIVE EXTENDED
THROUGH 30N 132W TO 25N 140W. WEST OF 140W...THE ROUGHLY 150 MILES
WIDE CLOUD BAND WAS FRAGMENTED. THE SOUTH EDGE OF THIS FRAGMENTED
CLOUD BAND STRETCHED FROM 25N 140W TO 23N 150W TO 22N 155W TO 25N
166W.

THE CLOUD BAND WAS MOVING SLOWLY SOUTH BETWEEN 140W AND 150W. AND
WEST OF 160W...IT WAS MIGRATING SLOWLY WESTWARD. BUT BETWEEN 150W
AND 160W...IT WAS MOVING SOUTHWEST NEAR 20 MILES AN HOUR. THOSE LOW
CLOUDS WITHIN THE BAND IMMEDIATELY NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF THE STATE
WERE ALREADY MOVING ACROSS KAUAI AND JUST ABOUT TO MOVE ONTO THE
REST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN.

AT 2 AM...SKIES WERE CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER KAUAI. IT WAS
MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MUCH OF THE KAUAI CHANNEL AND ALONG THE
WINDWARD SECTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND. BUT THE REST OF THE STATE HAD
PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVERHEAD. CLOUD TOPS IN THE AREA
WERE MAINLY BETWEEN 8500 AND 12000 FEET.

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