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ATHW40 PHFO 291835
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1835 UTC SUN MAR 29 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC MARCH 29 2015

LATEST WATER VAPOR SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE
LOCATED OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. ALSO...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW IS
PRODUCING AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS CENTERED AROUND AT 09.4N 142.8W
OR 1080 MILES SE OF THE BIG ISLAND. CLOUD TOPS IN THESE
THUNDERSTORMS ARE REACHING 38 THOUSAND FEET. MEANWHILE...A SURFACE
COLD FRONT IS LOCATED ABOUT 310 MILES NW OF KAUAI WITH AN ASSOCIATED
100 MILE-WIDE CLOUD BAND EXTENDING FROM 30.0N 157.8W TO 22.4N
178.2W. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS BAND RANGE FROM 12 TO 16 THOUSAND
FEET...HIGHEST NEAR 30N.
CLOSER THE ISLANDS...SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE STREAMING
FROM THE E ACROSS WINDWARD AND SE AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND WHILE
MOSTLY CLEAR TO SCATTERED CONDITIONS PREVAIL OVER MOST LEEWARD BIG
ISLAND LOCATIONS. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS AND A FEW
SHOWERS COVER THE WINDWARD AND LEEWARD SLOPES OF HALEAKALA...AND
OVER COASTAL LOCATIONS FROM NAHIKU TO HAMOA TO KAUPO. A SWATH OF
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS IS ALSO STREAMING W FROM HALEAKALA INTO KAHOOLAWE.
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS ALSO LINGER OVER THE W MAUI
MOUNTAINS...THE E MOLOKAI MOUNTAINS AND OVER MOST OF THE W HALF OF
MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS AND SCATTERED
SHOWERS COVER THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF THE WAIANAE
RANGE. ON KAUAI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVER MOST OF THE E HALF
OF KAUAI...ALONG WITH PATCHES OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
LINGERING NEAR MANA AND POLIHALE.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS
COVER THE AREA N OF 10N BETWEEN 140.0W TO 180 AND E OF THE
AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT. INDIVIDUAL CLOUD ELEMENTS ARE MOVING TO
THE W AT AROUND 15 MPH...TURNING TO THE N AND NE IMMEDIATELY AHEAD
OF THE FRONT BETWEEN 150.0W AND 160.0W. MAINLY BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS PREVAIL W OF THE FRONT WITH CLOUD MOTION TO THE S/SW.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...DEEP CONVECTION WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
EXTEND ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE ALONG 05N BETWEEN
162.0W TO 180. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE
REACHING 52 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES





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