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ATHW40 PHFO 241833
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC THU JUL 24 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 24 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED SEVERAL
HUNDRED MILES TO THE WEST NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ARE SEEN NEAR THE CENTER OF THE UPPER LOW. THE UPPER LOW HAS BEEN
MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE EAST OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS.

LOW CLOUD COVERAGE OVER THE ISLANDS VARIED FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND BUT
FOR THE MOST PART RESEMBLES A TYPICAL TRADE WIND SCENARIO. OVER
KAUAI LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING MOST EASTERN AND INTERIOR AREAS WITH
JUST A FEW CLOUDS SEEN OVER SOME LEEWARD LOCATIONS. OVER OAHU LOW
CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF THE KOOLAU
RANGE WITH THE TRADE WINDS SUFFICIENTLY STRONG ENOUGH TO BLOW SOME
SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS OVER TO LEEWARD AREAS AT TIMES. JUST A FEW
PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN OVER EASTERN MOLOKAI AND INTERIOR
LANAI. OVER MAUI PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE SEEN OVER THE NORTHERN
AND EASTERN SLOPES OF HALEAKALA AS WELL AS OVER THE SLOPES AND
SUMMITS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. OVER THE BIG ISLAND LOW CLOUDS
ARE BANKED UP OVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES FROM NORTH KOHALA SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICT. A FEW PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS ARE
ALSO SEEN OVER THE KONA AND SOUTHEAST KAU SLOPES.

AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER LOCATED ABOUT 975 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND CONTINUES TO PRODUCE WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS A BROAD AREA. THIS AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER IS MOVING TOWARD
THE WEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

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BURKE





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