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ATHW40 PHFO 030530
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC TUE MAY 03 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC MAY 03 2016

A WEAK...DECAYING COLD FRONT EXTENDED THROUGH 30N 135W TO 27N 140W
TO 24N 150W TO 24N 161W. MOISTURE IN THE FORM OF LOW CLOUDS ALONG
AND WITHIN 150 MILES NORTH OF THE FRONT FORMED A SOMEWHAT RAGGED
CLOUD BAND. THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE CLOUD BAND WAS ABOUT 140 MILES
NORTH OF KAUAI AT SHORTLY BEFORE SUNSET.

HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE FRONT WAS PUSHING THE FRONT AND CLOUD
BAND SLOWLY SOUTHWARD AROUND 5 MILES AN HOUR. BROKEN...SHOWERY
CUMULUS CLOUDS LINED THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE CLOUD BAND. BROKEN TO
OVERCAST...MORE STABLE STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS FILLED IN THE CLOUD BAND
BEHIND THE LEADING EDGE.

TRADE WINDS WERE CARRYING MOSTLY SCATTERED PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS
THROUGH THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS EARLY THIS MONDAY EVENING. HOWEVER...A
FEW SMALL CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE BREAKING
OFF FROM THE CLOUD BAND AND MOVING OVER KAUAI. THESE CUMULUS CLOUDS
MOVING ACROSS THE STATE HELD A FEW SMALL SHOWERS AND WERE HEADING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MILES AN HOUR.

AT 7 PM...SKIES WERE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY ALONG THE SLOPES AND
OVER THE MOUNTAIN SECTIONS OF MOST OF THE ISLANDS. BUT THE MAJORITY
OF THE STATE WAS SEEING PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVERHEAD.

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