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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpetation Message

942
ATHW40 PHFO 020025
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC SEPTEMBER 02 2014

A PATCHY BAND OF CLOUDS IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SURFACE TROUGH
SOUTHWEST OF THE BIG ISLAND. THESE CLOUDS ARE LOCATED WITHIN 200
MILES SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM 20N159W TO 12N172W. THE CLOUD BAND IS
COMPOSED PRIMARILY OF SHOWERY CUMULUS ELEMENTS...WITH SCATTERED
TOWERING CUMULUS ELEMENTS. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO 16000 FT. SOUTH
OF 16N...ISOLATED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE ALSO EMBEDDED WITHIN THE
BAND. CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE FEATURES EXTEND UP TO 40000
FT. THE OVERALL BAND IS MOVING TO THE WEST AT 15 MPH. ADDITIONAL
TOWERING CUMULUS AND ISOLATED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED
FARTHER WEST AS WELL...IN THE AREA SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10N172W TO
14N180. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS AREA EXTEND UP TO 46000 FT.

JUST NORTH OF THE STATE...ANOTHER AREA OF SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS IS
LOCATED IN A BAND UP TO 150 MILES WIDE. THIS CLOUD BAND IS LOCATED
IN THE AREA FROM 22N TO 27N BETWEEN 155W AND 159W...AND IS MOVING TO
THE NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH. CLOUD TOPS EXTEND UP TO 12000 FT.
ANOTHER BATCH OF SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS IS LOCATED SOUTHEAST FROM THIS
AREA...GENERALLY FROM 18N TO 22N BETWEEN 149W AND 152W. THESE CLOUDS
ARE MOVING TO THE WEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
COVER THE INTERIOR OF NIIHAU...THE INTERIOR AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF
KAUAI...AND THE INTERIOR AND NORTHERN SECTIONS OF OAHU. BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS COVER THE INTERIOR OF MOLOKAI AND LANAI...AND INTERIOR AND
SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW
CLOUDS COVER THE SLOPES OF HALEAKALA...WITH MOST COASTAL SECTIONS
FREE OF LOW CLOUDS EXCEPT NEAR ULUPALAKUA AND WAILEA.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...BROKEN TO OVERCAST CLOUDS COVER MUCH OF THE
INTERIOR SECTIONS. THESE CLOUDS ARE GREATEST ACROSS KAU
DISTRICT...AND UPSLOPE SECTIONS OF NORTH AND SOUTH HILO DISTRICTS.
SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF
PUNA DISTRICT EAST OF MOUNTAIN VIEW...AND LEEWARD COASTAL SECTIONS
FROM UPOLU POINT TO KAWAIHAE TO KEAHOLE POINT. THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA
KEA AND MAUNA LOA ARE ALSO MOSTLY CLEAR. CLOUDS EXTEND UP TO 10000
FT ALONG NORTHERN SLOPES AND UP TO 12000 FT ALONG THE REMAINING
SLOPES. THESE CLOUDS EXTEND UP TO 80 MILES OFFSHORE TO THE
WEST-SOUTHWEST FROM MILOLII IN A BAND UP TO 20 MILES WIDE.

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH FROM 30N168W TO
21N180...OR FROM 600 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF MIDWAY ATOLL TO 500
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MIDWAY. THIS TROUGH IS MOVING TO THE EAST
AT 15 TO 20 MPH. SCATTERED TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS AND ISOLATED
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF THE
TROUGH. THE TALLEST CLOUD TOPS ARE LOCATED GENERALLY FROM 20N TO 23N
BETWEEN 171W AND 175W...WHERE THEY EXTEND UP TO 42000 FT. ADDITIONAL
CIRRUS AND CIRROCUMULUS CLOUDS ARE LOCATED THROUGH THIS AREA...
GENERALLY WITHIN 150 TO 250 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE TROUGH. THESE
HIGH CLOUDS ARE MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST AT 40 TO 50 MPH.

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