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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED SEP 28 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0530 UTC SEPTEMBER 28 2016

AT 700 PM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A CLOUD SWIRL CONSISTING OF
MOSTLY LOW CLOUDS THAT WAS LOCATED A FEW HUNDRED MILES NORTH OF
KAUAI AND OAHU. A FEW TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS WITH TOPS EXTENDING TO
AROUND 30 THOUSAND FEET WERE LOCATED JUST WEST OF THIS SWIRL BETWEEN
25N AND 28N SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. THESE TOWERING
CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE DEVELOPING EAST OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND
TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTH AROUND 170W. HIGH CLOUDS WERE SHOWN

BROKEN PATCHES OF STABLE STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH
PRESSURE WERE LOCATED WELL EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
BETWEEN 20N AND 30N FROM 140W TO 150W. CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE PATCHES EXTENDED TO AROUND 10 THOUSAND FEET OR LESS. THESE
CLOUD PATCHES WERE TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST WITHIN THE
TRADE WINDS. THIS COVERAGE WAS SCATTERING OUT OR DIMINISHING AS IT
APPROACHED THE STATE...LEAVING MOSTLY SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS
TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST OVER AND AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
THE BULK OF THESE CLOUDS WERE FOCUSING OVER THE WINDWARD LOCATIONS
WITH ONLY A FEW CLOUDS SPILLING OVER TO THE LEEWARD AREAS. MOSTLY
CLOUDY CONDITIONS...HOWEVER...WERE LINGERING OVER THE LEEWARD AREAS
OF THE BIG ISLAND BETWEEN KONA AND SOUTH POINT.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP WELL SOUTH OF THE STATE
ACROSS THE DEEP TROPICS BETWEEN 7N AND 12N FROM 140W TO THE DATE
LINE. STORMS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM ULIKA REMAINED JUST
EAST OF THE DISCUSSION AREA NEAR 12N 139W.

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GIBBS


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