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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpetation Message

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ATHW40 PHFO 080505
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0505 UTC MON FEB 08 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC FEBRUARY 08 2016

AT 700 PM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED THE COLD FRONT THAT MOVED
THROUGH THE ISLAND CHAIN OVER THE PAST 24 HRS NOW EAST OF THE BIG
ISLAND STRETCHING SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FROM 30N 146W TO JUST EAST OF
THE BIG ISLAND...THEN SOUTHWEST TO 14N 162W. BROKEN TO OVERCAST
LAYERED CLOUDS WERE LOCATED NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF 23N ALONG A CLOUD
BAND ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT. ELSEWHERE...A BAND OF MOSTLY LOW-
LEVEL CUMULUS CLOUDS WAS DEPICTED...WHICH WAS BEGINNING TO BREAK UP
AND SCATTER OUT TOWARD THE SOUTHERN END OF THE BAND OR SOUTH AND
SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. A GRADUAL MOTION TOWARD THE EAST WAS
DEPICTED WITH THIS BAND OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS.

SCATTERED LOW-LEVEL CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN TRACKING SOUTH OVER
THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IN THE WAKE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED FRONTAL
BOUNDARY. HOWEVER...BROKEN TO OVERCAST PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS TOWARD
THE BACK EDGE OF THE FRONTAL CLOUD BAND CONTINUED TO IMPACT THE
ISLANDS FROM MAUI TO THE BIG ISLAND...ESPECIALLY OVER THE ADJACENT
COASTAL WATERS NORTH AND EAST OF HANA AND THE HAMAKUA COAST. CLOUD
TOPS EXTENDED TO 10 TO 12 THOUSAND FEET WITH THESE CLOUDS.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE DEPICTED WEST OF THE
PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND NORTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS BETWEEN 25N AND 30N FROM 149W TO 160W. THESE CLOUDS WERE
TRACKING SOUTHEAST AT 30 TO 40 MPH. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WERE
DEPICTED WITHIN THIS AREA NEAR 30N FROM 150W TO 155W WITH CLOUD TOPS
TO 30 THOUSAND FEET.

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED WELL SOUTH OF THE
STATE NEAR AND ALONG THE ITCZ BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 6N FROM 140W
TO THE DATE LINE. DEBRIS OR SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE STORMS WERE SHOWN LIFTING NORTHWARD AND EASTWARD BETWEEN 7N
AND 13N. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS EXTENDED TO
58 THOUSAND FEET. A GRADUAL MOTION TOWARD THE WEST WAS DEPICTED.

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AG


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