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ATHW40 PHFO 251200
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1200 UTC SUN JAN 25 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1130 UTC JANUARY 25 2015

THE LEADING EDGE OF A FRONT HAS MOVED JUST EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND AS
OF BULLETIN TIME.  BEHIND THE BOUNDARY...BROKEN TO OCCASIONALLY
OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS...SOME WITH EMBEDDED SHOWERS...ARE MAINLY
AFFECTING NORTHERN AND EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE ISLES.  AT THE
MOMENT...MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION IS CONCENTRATED OVER MAUI AND THE
BIG ISLAND.  LOW CLOUD MOTION...ON AVERAGE ACROSS THE ALOHA STATE...
IS FROM THE NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH.

LOW CEILINGS ARE EXTENSIVE NORTHWEST CLOCKWISE THROUGH NORTHEAST OF
STATE...WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF KAUAI...AND JUST EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND.  SKIES ARE PREDOMINANTLY CLEAR TO SCATTERED
ELSEWHERE OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

THE FRONT STRETCHES FAR NORTHEAST FROM THE ISLES AND HAS BEEN
HEADING EAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH ALONG 30N.  ITS LEADING EDGE APPEARS
TO BE APPROACHING 30N141W AS OF THIS WRITING...AND EXTENDING
SOUTHWEST TO 27N144W TO 23N150W TO A POSITION IMMEDIATELY EAST AND
SOUTHEAST FROM THE BIG ISLAND. THE BOUNDARY BECOMES VERY DIFFUSE TO
THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FROM THE STATE.  ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM ARE OCCURRING FROM 30N TO 40N BETWEEN
140W AND 142W.

ALOFT ABOVE 25 THOUSAND FEET...THE UPPER AIR REMAINS DRY ACROSS THE
CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC FROM 10N TO 25N...ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT
WATER VAPOR IMAGES.  THE UPPER HIGH THAT EXISTED LAST EVENING
CENTERED NEAR 20N180 HAS MOVED EAST TO NEAR 19N178W...ACCORDING TO
THE LATEST GFS MODEL RUN.

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KINEL




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