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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpetation Message

601
ATHW40 PHFO 010507
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0507 UTC SAT OCT 01 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC OCTOBER 01 2016

AT 700 PM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A CLOUD SWIRL ASSOCIATED
WITH FORMER TROPICAL CYCLONE ULIKA TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST AROUND
600 MILES EAST OF HILO AT 10 TO 15 MPH. A FEW TOWERING CUMULUS
CLOUDS AND POSSIBLY A THUNDERSTORM OR TWO WERE DEVELOPING AROUND
THIS SWIRL WITH MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS REACHING 35 TO 40 THOUSAND FEET.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN PATCHES OF CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN OVER AND
AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST WITHIN THE
TRADE WINDS. THIS LOW-LEVEL COVERAGE COMBINED WITH A BAND OF UPPER
CLOUDS LIFTING NORTH OVER THE REGION WERE TRANSLATING TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES OVER THE ADJACENT WATERS SOUTH OF MAUI AND THE BIG
ISLAND...WHICH INCLUDED SOUTH POINT. ALTHOUGH MUCH OF THIS LOW CLOUD
COVERAGE WAS FOCUSING OVER THE WINDWARD LOCATIONS OF THE SMALLER
ISLANDS...SOME CLOUDS WERE MANAGING TO SPILL OVER TO THE LEEWARD
SECTIONS OCCASIONALLY. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS OVER THE ISLANDS EXTENDED
INTO THE 10 TO 20 THOUSAND FOOT RANGE. BENIGN CONDITIONS PREVAILED
NORTH OF THE STATE TO 30N WITH MAINLY SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS
TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST WITH TOPS TO 15 THOUSAND FEET OR LESS.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP WELL SOUTH OF THE STATE
ACROSS THE DEEP TROPICS BETWEEN 7N AND 15N FROM 160W TO THE DATE
LINE. CLOUD TOPS WERE EXTENDING INTO THE 50 TO 55 THOUSAND FOOT
RANGE...WITH THE BEST COVERAGE NEAR THE DATE LINE AROUND 10N.

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GIBBS

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