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ATHW40 PHFO 260037
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC MON SEP 26 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC SEPTEMBER 26 2016

A FEW THIN HIGH CLOUDS ARE PASSING OVER MAUI AND KAHOOLAWE THIS
AFTERNOON BUT ARE NOT OBSCURING LOWER CLOUDS. IN GENERAL...LOW
CLOUDS HAVE INCREASED OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SINCE THIS
MORNING...AND OVER THE WATERS TO THE NORTHEAST OF MAUI AND THE BIG
ISLAND.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND ACROSS KAUAI AND NIIHAU
THIS AFTERNOON. ON OAHU...THE CLOUDS OVER THE KOOLAU RANGE HAVE
THICKENED SOME...WHILE CLOUDS ALONG THE ADJACENT EASTERN COASTLINE
HAVE THINNED. SCATTERED CLOUDS REMAIN OVER THE CENTRAL PORTION OF
THE ISLAND AND EXTEND CLOSER TO THE WAIANAE RANGE. ON
MOLOKAI...THE CLOUDS OVER THE EASTERN END OF THE ISLAND THIS
MORNING HAVE EXTENDED TO THE WEST ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OVER
THE LAST SIX HOURS. CLOUD COVERAGE OVER LANAI HAS REMAINED
CONSTANT WITH ONLY A FEW CLOUDS OVER THE INTERIOR OF THE ISLAND
AT 2 PM. CLOUDS REMAIN OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE WEST
MAUI MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON...HOWEVER THE CLOUD COVERAGE OVER
THE HALEAKALA SLOPES HAS CHANGED SINCE THIS MORNING. THE BULK OF
THE CLOUDS OVER THE EAST FACING SLOPES ARE FOUND UPSLOPE OF HUELO
TO HANA BETWEEN 2000 AND 6000 FEET. ADDITIONAL CLOUDS ARE FOUND
OVER THE SLOPES FROM KIPAHULU TO ULUPALAKUA. THE CLOUDS OVER THE
SLOPES NEAR ULUPALAKUA EXTEND UP THE SLOPES TO KULA...AND DOWN THE
SLOPES AND OFF TO THE SOUTHWEST WHERE THEY COVER KAHOOLAWE THIS
AFTERNOON.

CLOUDS HAVE THINNED OVER THE EAST SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND SINCE
DAYBREAK WITH SCATTERED CLOUDS FOUND OVER THE SLOPES FROM WAIPIO
VALLEY TO CAPE KUMUKAHI TO VOLCANO. MEANWHILE CLOUDS HAVE
INCREASED IN OVER THE SLOPES OF THE KAU DISTRICT...COVERING ALMOST
THE ENTIRE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. CLOUD ALSO COVER THE SOUTH KONA
DISTRICT...AND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE NORTH KONA DISTRICT.

SCATTERED CLOUDS ARE FOUND TO THE NORTHEAST OF MAUI AND THE BIG
ISLAND THIS AFTERNOON AND ARE MOVING IN FROM THE NORTHEAST AROUND
15 MPH. ISOLATED CLOUDS ARE FOUND UPSTREAM OF THE REMAINING
ISLANDS.

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