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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1200 UTC SAT DEC 20 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1130 UTC DECEMBER 20 2014

THIS EARLY MORNING LOW CLOUD CEILINGS...MOSTLY STABLE CLOUDS...ARE
MAINLY FORMING OVER WINDWARD AND MAUKA SECTIONS ON EACH ISLE...WITH
BROKEN LOW CLOUDINESS ALSO OCCASIONALLY AFFECTING LEEWARD AREAS OF
THE SMALLER ISLANDS AND WEST MAUI...AND THE WEST-FACING SLOPES OF
HALEAKALA IN EAST MAUI.  LOW CLOUD MOTION IS FROM THE EAST NEAR 25
MPH JUST EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND...AND VEERS TO THE EAST-SOUTHEAST
NEAR 20 MPH MOVING UP THE CHAIN TO KAUAI.

PATCHY SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS...MAINLY STABLE ELEMENTS...
EXIST NORTH CLOCKWISE THROUGH EAST OF THE ISLANDS.  MORE SHOWERY-
LOOKING SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDINESS IS PASSING BY SOUTH AND
SOUTHWEST OF THE BIG ISLAND.  SKIES ARE OTHERWISE CLEAR TO SCATTERED
OVER THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

A FRONT IS FAR WEST AND NORTHWEST OF KAUAI AND HAS BEEN PUSHING EAST
AT 30 TO 35 MPH ALONG 30N OVER THE PAST SEVEN HOURS.  MOST OF THE
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW AND MIDDLE CLOUDS WITH THE FEATURE ARE
CURRENTLY NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM 30N167.5W TO 26N174.5W TO 23N180.
THE DENSE CLOUDINESS HAS MOVED EAST OF MIDWAY ATOLL.  THE MOST
RECENT OBSERVATION FROM THE SITE INDICATES FEW CLOUDS AT 4100 FEET...
AND SCATTERED CLOUDINESS AT 7500 AND 9500 FEET...UNLIMITED
VISIBILITY...AND WINDS FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 16 MPH...THOUGH WINDS
HAD BEEN GUSTING UP TO 25 MPH IN EARLIER REPORTS.

CONVECTION HAS BEEN ON THE INCREASE ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL
CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH OF HAWAII.  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
HAVE BEEN FIRING FROM 03.5N TO 07.5N EAST OF 160W.  MORE ACTIVITY IS
EVIDENT SOUTH OF 06N WEST OF 169W.

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KINEL





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