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ATHW40 PHFO 021825
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC MON MAR 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC MARCH 02 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY INDICATES AN UPPER LEVEL BROAD TROUGH OVER AND
TO THE WEST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS WHILE A RIDGE EXTENDS
ALONG ROUGHLY 140W. WITHIN THE TROUGH A LOW IS CENTERED NEAR 24N
156W AND APPEARS TO BE RELATIVELY STATIONARY. BENEATH THE LOW IS A
TROUGH NEAR THE SURFACE WHICH EXTENDS SOUTHWARD OVER THE BIG ISLAND
AS A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE LAYERED
CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM EXTEND EASTWARD 900 MILES FROM A
CURVE DEFINED BY 30N 157W TO 25N 156W TO 23N 152W TO 16N 162W.
SCATTERED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE LOCATED WITHIN THESE LAYERED
CLOUDS SOUTH OF 26N. THE CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE RISING TO HEIGHTS
AROUND 40 THOUSAND FEET.

WEST OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...A LARGE AREA OF BROKEN TO
OVERCAST CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE EAST AT 75 MILES PER HOUR.
OTHERWISE...AN EXTENSIVE BROKEN TO OVERCAST STRATOCUMULUS AND
CUMULUS CLOUD FIELD IS LOCATED NORTH OF 20 AND WEST OF 160W. THESE
CLOUDS ARE RISING TO HEIGHTS BETWEEN 10 AND 12 THOUSAND FEET...AND
MOVING TO THE SOUTHWEST AT 20 MILES PER HOUR.

IN THE VICINITY OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...SCATTERED CUMULUS AND
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE WEST-SOUTHWEST AT 20 MILES
PER HOUR. ALSO...TO THE EAST THROUGH SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
SCATTERED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE RISING TO HEIGHTS OF 40 THOUSAND
FEET AND ARE MOVING SLOWLY TO THE NORTHEAST. AT 1800 UTC...NIIHAU
WAS PARTLY SUNNY. KAUAI WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER THE NORTHERN PORTION
AND MOSTLY SUNNY SOUTH. OAHU WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY WINDWARD AND PARTLY
SUNNY LEEWARD. MOLOKAI WAS MOSTLY TO PARTLY CLOUDY. LANAI WAS MOSTLY
CLOUDY WINDWARD AND MOSTLY SUNNY LEEWARD. KAHOOLAWE WAS MOSTLY
SUNNY. MAUI WAS PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WINDWARD AND MOSTLY SUNNY
ELSEWHERE. OVER THE BIG ISLAND...IT WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER WINDWARD
HAMAKUA...HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS...OTHERWISE IT WAS MOSTLY SUNNY.

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EVANS






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