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ATHW40 PHFO 020039
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU JUL 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC JULY 02 2015

AS OF 200 PM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A LARGE AREA OF BROKEN
TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER TROUGH BETWEEN
28N AND 30N FROM 147W TO 157W. THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS AREA OF
CLOUDS WAS AROUND 500 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF MAUI AND WAS TRACKING
EASTWARD AROUND 25 TO 35 MPH. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS EXTENDED TO
APPROXIMATELY 40 TO 45 THOUSAND FEET NEAR AND NORTH OF 30N. DIRECTLY
WEST OF THIS AREA WAS A BAND OF CUMULUS CLOUDS ALONG AND AHEAD OF
THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT EXTENDED SOUTHWEST FROM 30N157W TO AROUND
200 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI TO THE DATELINE AROUND 21N. THIS BAND
WAS ADVANCING EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD AROUND 10 MPH. A STABLE
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUD DECK WAS LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THIS BAND OF
CUMULUS BETWEEN 25N AND 30N FROM 160W TO THE DATELINE.

DIRECTLY SOUTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED TOWERING
CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN BETWEEN 10N AND 14N FROM 140W TO 150W.
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE ISLANDS...SOME DEBRIS CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH
CONVECTION FROM THE ITCZ WAS SHOWN LIFTING EAST-NORTHEAST BETWEEN
13N AND 20N FROM 140W TO THE DATELINE...WHICH WERE PASSING JUST
SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE LOCATED OVER THE INTERIOR AND
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE KAUAI WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES DEPICTED
OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF. OVER OAHU...MOST OF THE CLOUD COVERAGE WAS
FOCUSED ALONG THE WINDWARD SLOPES...ESPECIALLY FROM KAAAWA TO
KAHUKU. BROKEN TO OVERCAST CONDITIONS WERE LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN
HALF OF MOLOKAI. MOSTLY CLEAR TO ISOLATED COVERAGE WAS SHOWN OVER
THE WESTERN HALF OF THE ISLAND. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE
FOCUSED AROUND THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES FROM
HOOKIPA TO KAHULUI ON MAUI. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE ALSO
SHOWN ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND...EXCEPT FOR THE SUMMITS AND THE
NORTHERN AREAS AROUND KAWAIHAE AND UPOLU AIRPORT.

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