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ATHW40 PHFO 291833
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC MON AUG 29 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC AUGUST 29 2016

HURRICANE MADELINE IS CENTERED ABOUT 650 MILES EAST OF THE BIG
ISLAND. DEEP CONVECTION SURROUNDS THE CENTER AND EXTENDS OUT
BETWEEN 90 TO 120 MILES FROM THE SYSTEMS CENTER. A BROAD CURVED
BAND OF CUMULUS CLOUDS CAN BE SEEN BEING INGESTED INTO THE SYSTEM
ON THE WET AND SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE SYSTEM. THIS BAND EXTENDS FAR
TO THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF THE SYSTEM.

AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE
IS CENTERED ABOUT 470 MILES SOUTH OF HONOLULU. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN FLARING UP NORTH OF AN APPARENT LOW LEVEL
CENTER. THIS AREA IS DRIFTING SLOWLY OFF TOWARD THE WEST.

FAR SOUTH OF THE STATE LIES THE ITCZ WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
SEEN ALONG AND AREA FROM 07N TO 12N E OF 167W. INDIVIDUAL
THUNDERSTORM CLUSTERS ARE MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT AROUND 10 MPH.

SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS CAN BE SEEN MOVING WESTWARD
IN A MODERATE TRADE WIND ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS PROVIDING FOR A
TYPICAL WINDWARD AND MAUKA DISTRIBUTION OF LOW CLOUDS OVER THE
STATE. OVER KAUAI LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER EASTERN AND
INTERIOR AREAS WITH JUST A FEW LOW CLOUDS SEEN ELSEWHERE. OVER
OAHU LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF BOTH
THE KOOLAU AND WAIANAE MOUNTAIN RANGES WITH SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
BEING BLOWN OVER TO LEEWARD AREAS AT TIMES. OVER MOLOKAI LOW
CLOUDS ARE COVERING THE EASTERN SLOPES WITH JUST A FEW LOW CLOUDS
SEEN OVER INTERIOR LANAI. OVER MAUI 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 COVERING THE WINDWARD SLOPES FROM NORTH KOHALA
SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. A FEW PATCHES OF
LOW CLOUDS ARE ALSO SEEN OVER THE SOUTHEAST KAU SLOPES. OVER THE
WATERS SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST OF KAUAI IS AN EAST TO WEST ORIENTED
BAND OF LOW CLOUDS THAT ARE GENERALLY MOVING WESTWARD AWAY FROM
THE STATE.

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BURKE



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