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ATHW40 PHFO 251838
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SAT OCT 25 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC OCTOBER 25 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED ABOUT 800
MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF KAUAI. AN UPPER RIDGE DOMINATES THE REST OF
THE AREA...EXCEPT FOR A SOUTHWESTERLY UPPER LEVEL JET CROSSING THE
FAR NORTHWEST HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

INFRARED IMAGERY SHOWS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN A 200 MILE WIDE
BAND FROM 30N168W TO 23N180W. THESE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE CLOUD TOPS
FROM 30000 TO 45000 FEET AND ARE EMBEDDED WITHIN LAYERED LOW AND MID
CLOUDS. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH TOPS TO 50000 FEET ARE FOUND
ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE BETWEEN 5N AND 10N WEST OF
160W. A BAND OF LOW TOPPED CLOUDS ALONG A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS
LOCATED ABOUT 170 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...AND
THIS BAND IS MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND IN
THE TYPICAL TRADE WIND PATTERN AREAS...COVERING WINDWARD BIG ISLAND
AND PUNA DISTRICT...WINDWARD HALEAKALA ON MAUI...KOOLAU MOUNTAINS
AND EASTERN HALF OF KAUAI. LOW CLOUDS ARE SCATTERED ELSEWHERE ACROSS
THE STATE. CLOUD MOVEMENT IS TOWARDS THE WEST AT ABOUT 15 MPH.

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BRENCHLEY





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