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ATHW40 PHFO 070532
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SUN FEB 07 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC FEBRUARY 07 2016

AT 700 PM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A 100 TO 200 MILE-WIDE BAND
OF CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT EXTENDING SOUTHWEST FROM 30N
149W TO OAHU TO 18N 170W...THEN WEST TO THE DATE LINE NEAR 17N. THIS
BAND WAS ADVANCING EAST AND SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE ISLANDS AT 20 TO
25 MPH. LOW-LEVEL CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE DEPICTED SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST
OF 26N 155W WITH MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS EXTENDING TO 10 THOUSAND
FEET...WHICH WERE IMPACTING KAUAI AND NIIHAU. BROKEN TO OVERCAST
LAYERED CLOUDS WERE LOCATED NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF 26N. SCATTERED TO
BROKEN PATCHES OF CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE DEPICTED WEST OF THE FRONT
BETWEEN 22N AND 30N FROM 153W TO 170W.

A PRE-FRONTAL CLOUD BAND WAS SHOWN EXTENDING SOUTHWEST FROM 25N 151W
THROUGH MAUI COUNTY TO 15N 165W...WHICH WAS TRANSLATING TO BROKEN TO
OVERCAST SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS CLOUDS FROM OAHU TO KOHALA ON THE BIG
ISLAND. SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE DEPICTED ELSEWHERE OVER
THE BIG ISLAND.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED WELL SOUTH OF THE
STATE NEAR AND ALONG THE ITCZ BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 7N FROM 140W
TO THE DATE LINE. DEBRIS OR SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE STORMS WERE SHOWN LIFTING NORTHWARD AND EASTWARD BETWEEN 7N
AND 11N FROM 155W TO THE DATE LINE. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED
WITH THESE STORMS EXTENDED TO 55 THOUSAND FEET. VERY LITTLE MOTION
WAS DEPICTED WITH THESE STORMS.

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