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ATHW40 PHFO 021827
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC THU JUL 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC JULY 02 2015

A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT IS DEFINE BY A 100 MILES WIDE BAND OF
STRATOCUMULUS AND CUMULUS CLOUDS ALONG A CURVE FROM 30N 156W TO 25N
160W ACROSS NIHOA ISLAND TO 20N 170W TO 20N 177W. THE CLOUDS ALONG
THE FRONT ARE GENERALLY RISING TO HEIGHTS BETWEEN 7 AND 10 THOUSAND
FEET WITH CUMULUS CLOUDS NORTH OF 27 NORTH RISING TO HEIGHTS OF 22
THOUSAND FEET. TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT BROKEN TO OVERCAST
STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO
15 MILES PER HOUR.

FURTHER SOUTH...THE INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE IS QUITE ACTIVE
AND IS CENTERED ALONG A CURVE FROM 4N 170W TO 10N 150W TO 11N 140W.
SCATTERED CUMULONIMBUS RESIDE WITHIN 300 MILES OF THIS CURVE WITH
TOPS AS HIGH AS 53 THOUSAND FEET. SCATTERED CIRRUS CLOUDS FROM
THESE THUNDERSTORMS EXTEND TO 20N. ADDITIONAL CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE
BEING ADVECTED INTO THE AREA FROM A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE WEST OF
180W. THESE SCATTERED CIRRUS ALSO REMAIN SOUTH OF 10N.

FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHERN CENTRAL PACIFIC...AREAS OF
SCATTERED TO BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE SPREAD ACROSS THE
REGION. THESE CLOUDS ARE GENERALLY MOVING TO THE EAST AT 10 MILES
PER HOUR AND RISING TO HEIGHTS OF 7 TO 10 THOUSAND FEET.

IN THE VICINITY OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...NIIHAU...KAUAI...OAHU
AND MOLOKAI ARE SUNNY. MAUI AND LANAI ARE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY
WINDWARD AND MOSTLY SUNNY ELSEWHERE. KAHOOLAWE IS PARTLY SUNNY. THE
BIG ISLAND IS MOSTLY CLOUDY...EXCEPT MOSTLY SUNNY OVER THE
HAMAKUA...SOUTH KONA AND NORTH HILO DISTRICTS AND MOSTLY SUNNY OVER
THE INLAND SECTIONS OF THE NORTH KONA AND KAU DISTRICTS.

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EVANS






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