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ATHW40 PHFO 281230
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC FRI NOV 28 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC NOVEMBER 28 2014

A STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY MARKED BY A 150 MILE-WIDE BAND OF
BROKEN TO OVERCAST CUMULUS CLOUDS EXTENDS FROM 26N 140W TO 17N
156W...WITH SOME OF THE LOW CLOUDS REACHING THE WINDWARD COASTLINE
OF THE BIG ISLAND. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS BAND RANGE BETWEEN 8 AND 12
THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS CONTINUE TO
STREAMING FROM THE NE AND COVERING MOST OF THE WINDWARD COASTLINES
OF KAUAI AND OAHU. OVERCAST LOW AND MID LEVEL CLOUDS WITH A FEW
SHOWERS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLOUD BAND FROM THE AFOREMENTIONED
FRONTAL BOUNDARY...ARE COVERING ALL WINDWARD AND NE AREAS OF THE BIG
ISLAND AND MAUI. BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW SHOWERS ALSO COVER THE
SE SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA AROUND THE VOLCANO PARK...THE SE SLOPES OF
HALEAKALA...THE W MAUI MOUNTAINS AND E MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...BROKEN TO
LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW SHOWERS COVER MOST OF THE
KOOLAU MOUNTAINS AND THE HIGHER RIDGES OF THE WAIANAE RANGE. BROKEN
LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW PASSING SHOWERS PREVAIL OVER KAUAI COUNTY.

ELSEWHERE...BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS COVER MUCH OF
THE AREA. CLOUD MOTION S OF THE AFOREMENTIONED FRONT AND E OF 160W
IS GENERALLY TO THE SW AT ABOUT 15 MPH. N OF THE FRONT AND E OF 160W
CLOUD MOTION TURNS TO THE S AND SW AT 15 TO 20 MPH...WHILE W OF 160W
BECOMES W AND NW AT AROUND 20 MPH. BROKEN TO OVERCAST SHOWERY
CUMULUS CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED TOWERING CUMULUS ELEMENTS ARE SPREADING
ACROSS THE AREA JUST N OF THE ISLANDS BETWEEN 150W TO 168W...WITH
HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS AROUND 15 THOUSAND FEET.

LATEST WATER VAPOR SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH FAR
NW OF THE ISLAND CHAIN...PUSHING AN ASSOCIATED SWATH OF BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS INTO THE AREA
BETWEEN 23N TO 30N AND 170W TO 177W. CLOUD TOPS IN THESE LAYERED
CLOUDS ARE REACHING 33 THOUSAND FEET. ADDITIONAL MID/UPPER LEVEL
CLOUDS ARE SPREADING E OUT FROM THIS AREA OF LAYERED CLOUDS THROUGH
160W.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...DEEP CONVECTION DOMINATES THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ. A LARGE CLUSTER OF ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS
EXTENDS BETWEEN 05N TO 10N AND 150W TO 162W. CLOUD TOPS ALONG THE
ITCZ RANGE FROM 50 TO 55 THOUSAND FEET. A WEAK JET IS PUSHING A
BAND OF BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS TO THE NE CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM
10.2N 178.5W TO 18.8N 163.7W TO 18.5N 153.8W...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD
TOPS AROUND 46 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES








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