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ATHW40 PHFO 291230
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC THU JAN 29 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC JANUARY 29 2015

THE TWO WEAK DIFFUSED FRONTS NOTED IN THE EVENING DISCUSSION ARE
RATHER DIFFICULT TO LOCATE THIS HOUR. THE FRONT IN THE KAUAI CHANNEL
JUST EAST OF KAUAI IS STILL THERE...WHICH EXTENDED NORTH THROUGH
30N152W. ISOLATED TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN
PORTION OF THE FRONT...MARK THE LOCATION OF THE FRONT. THE FRONT
ENDS IN THE VICINITY OF KAUAI FOLLOWED BY A TROUGH TO 20N161W. THE
FRONT IS MOVING VERY SLOWLY EASTWARD.

THE SECOND FRONT IS ROUGHLY 75 MILES WEST OF THE FIRST FRONT WITH
THE COORDINATES OF 30N155W 24N160W 20N170W AND 17N180W. PORTION OF
THE FRONT WEST OF 170W IS NEARLY STATIONARY...THE REST OF THE FRONT
IS MOVING SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 10 MPH. THE FRONT IS SEEN AS A ROPE
CLOUD ON SATELLITE.

THE LOW CLOUD PICTURE OVER THE ISLANDS HAS A LARGE STATIONARY
PATCH WITH A FEW EMBEDDED SHOWERS EXTENDING FROM OAHU TO KAUAI
COUNTY...AND RELATIVELY CLEAR SKIES ELSEWHERE. A SOUTHERLY WIND
FLOW HAS BROUGHT A FEW SHOWERS TO OAHU...WHILE A FEW SHOWERS ARE
DETECTED SOUTH OF KAUAI MOVING NORTHWARD. WIDELY SCATTERED LOW
CLOUDS ARE NOTED OVER THE WATERS TO THE SOUTH OF LANAI...AND OFF THE
KONA COAST AND SOUTH POINT. CLEAR SKIES CONTROLLED THE WATERS UP
TO 120 MILES NORTHEAST AND EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. AN EXTENSIVE AREA
OF STABLE STRATOCUMULUS COVERED THE AREA WEST OF THE SECOND FRONT.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS A RATHER DRY AIR MASS BUT ALSO AN UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH  WEST OF KAUAI WITH THE AXIS FROM 30N161W TO 26N167W
TO 20N177W. THE TROUGH IS MOVING TOWARDS THE ISLANDS.

DEEP CONVECTION IS ISOLATED IF ANY IN THE TROPICS SOUTH OF THE
ISLANDS.


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