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ATHW40 PHFO 271832
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SAT DEC 27 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC DECEMBER 27 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED AT 36N154W.
THE ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW IS CENTERED IN APPROXIMATELY THE SAME
LOCATION. A COLD FRONT WRAPS AROUND THE LOW CENTER AND ENTERS THE
CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN AT 30N144W EXTENDING TO 21N147W. THE UPPER LOW
IS ENHANCING A LAYERED CLOUD BAND WITH EMBEDDED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS
WITH TOPS TO 42 KFT. THE UPPER LOW IS ALSO ENHANCING THE REST OF
THE CLOUD COVER WITHIN THE AREA FROM 22N TO 30N AND 140W TO 150W.

TO THE SOUTH OF A LINE FROM THE TAIL END OF THE FRONT AT 21N147W TO
10N170W...AND TO THE NORTH OF 07N...IS AN AREA OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST
CUMULUS CLOUDS. THESE CLOUDS ARE NEARLY STATIONARY IN THE
NORTH...AND MOVING EAST TO WEST AT 15 MPH IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF
THIS AREA. TO THE NORTH OF THE LINE FROM 21N147W TO 10N170W...BROKEN
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS OCCUPY THE AREA. THESE CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE
SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH NORTH OF 20N...AND TO THE SOUTHWEST AT 10
TO 15 MPH SOUTH OF 20N.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...SCATTERED TO BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS ARE MOVING SOUTHEAST DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN. THESE CLOUDS
INTERSECT THE ISLANDS OF KAUAI...OAHU AND MOLOKAI THIS
MORNING...BRINGING MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS OVER ALL THREE ISLANDS
EXCEPT FOR THE SOUTHEAST PORTIONS OF KAUAI AND OAHU. LANAI AND MAUI
ARE MOSTLY SUNNY THIS MORNING. THE BIG ISLAND HAS BROKEN TO OVERCAST
SKIES OVER SOUTH HILO...PUNA AND THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE KAU
DISTRICT. THIS AREA OF CLOUDS EXTENDS ONLY UP TO 5 KFT IN ELEVATION.
THE NORTH KONA AND KOHALA COASTLINES ALSO HAVE SOME SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS MOVING ONSHORE FROM THE NORTHWEST THIS MORNING. ASIDE FROM
THESE AREAS...THE BIG ISLAND IS MOSTLY SUNNY.

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FOSTER




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