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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpetation Message

917
ATHW40 PHFO 230035
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC TUE DEC 23 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC DECEMBER 23 2014

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WITH AN AXIS FROM
30N163W TO 18N168W. SCATTERED STRANDS OF CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED
ALONG THE EASTERN FLANK OF THE UPPER TROUGH.

MEANWHILE...A STATIONARY FRONT IS LOCATED ALONG A LINE FROM 30N151W
TO 17N167W. THE FRONT IS CHARACTERIZED AS A 200 MILE WIDE BAND OF
OVERCAST CUMULUS CLOUDS. AN AREA OF LAYERED AND TOWERING CUMULUS
/TCU/ CLOUDS ARE LOCATED ALONG THE FRONT NORTH OF 26N. HIGH TCU
CLOUD TOPS ARE UP TO 31 KFT. TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE
FRONT...BROKEN STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS COVER AN AREA THAT EXTENDS PAST
NORTH OF 30N AND WEST OF THE DATELINE. THESE CLOUDS ARE TRAVELING
SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...THE FRONT IS IMPACTING THE
CENTRAL PORTION OF THE STATE WITH OVERCAST SKIES AND NUMEROUS
SHOWERS. BROKEN TO OVERCAST SKIES ARE IMPACTING ALL OF THE SMALLER
ISLANDS THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE BULK OF THE SHOWERS MOVING NORTH TO
SOUTH OVER MAUI COUNTY. ON THE BIG ISLAND...BROKEN CLOUDS COVER MOST
OF THE INTERIOR AREAS. THE HAMAKUA AND KONA COASTS HAVE THE LARGEST
BREAKS IN THE CLOUD COVER WHILE THE SURROUNDING WATERS ARE MOSTLY
SUNNY.

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FOSTER



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