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ATHW40 PHFO 201231
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SAT SEP 20 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC SEPTEMBER 20 2014

LATEST WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH NE OF THE
STATE...WITH AN AXIS FROM 30N 144W TO 21N 151W. AN ASSOCIATED FIELD
OF PATCHY THIN CIRRUS AND CIRROCUMULUS CLOUDS IS LOCATED N OF 22N
FROM 140W TO 147W.

MEANWHILE...A COUPLE OF TROPICAL DISTURBANCES ARE PRODUCING TWO
AREAS OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED AND CONVECTIVE CLOUDS. ONE
EXTENDS BETWEEN 10N TO 16N AND 140W TO 150W...AND THE SECOND AREA
FROM 10N TO THE BIG ISLAND BETWEEN 150W TO 158W. AN ASSOCIATED LARGE
CLUSTER OF ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS IS CENTERED AROUND 12.5N 155.2W...OR
ABOUT 450 MILES S OF THE BIG ISLAND...WITH CLOUD TOPS REACHING 52
THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW/MID LEVEL
CLOUD DECKS REMAIN OVER MUCH OF THE BIG ISLAND. SMALL PASSING
SHOWERS CAN BE OBSERVED OVER WINDWARD LOCATIONS NEAR KAPOHO AND THE
SE SLOPES OF MAUNA LOA. A FEW SHOWERS LINGER OVER THE N KOHALA
DISTRICT. ON MAUI COUNTY...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL WITH
PATCHES OF LINGERING BROKEN LOW CLOUDS OVER WINDWARD MAUI...THE SE
SLOPES OF HALEAKALA...AND ALONG THE N COASTLINE OF MOLOKAI. ON
OAHU...PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS LINGER ACROSS THE WINDWARD
COASTLINE FROM HAUULA TO TURTLE BAY...AND THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS.
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW SHOWERS REMAIN OVER
PORTIONS OF THE WAIANAE RANGE. THE REST OF OAHU REMAINS UNDER
GENERALLY SCATTERED LOW/MID LEVEL CLOUDS. ON KAUAI COUNTY...LOCALLY
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS CAN STILL BE OBSERVED OVER INTERIOR AND LEEWARD
AREAS OF KAUAI.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS
CLOUDS CAN BE OBSERVED ACROSS THE AREA N OF 10N WITH INDIVIDUAL
CLOUD ELEMENTS MOVING W AT AROUND 10 MPH.

FAR S OF THE ISLAND CHAIN...DEEP CONVECTION WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDS ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR
ITCZ...BETWEEN 02N TO 09N WITH CLOUD TOPS REACHING 49 THOUSAND
FEET.


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