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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpetation Message

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ATHW40 PHFO 210530
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC TUE OCT 21 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC OCTOBER 21 2014

TROPICAL STORM ANA WAS LOCATED NEAR 20.6N 164.4W...OR ABOUT 335
MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF LIHUE...AND 260 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FRENCH
FRIGATE SHOALS AT 500 PM HST. THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH
ANA WERE FOUND WITHIN 240 MILES FROM THE CENTER FROM THE NORTH
THROUGH EAST THROUGH SOUTHEAST QUADRANTS WITH TOPS REACHING NEAR
43000 FEET. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON ANA...PLEASE SEE PUBLIC
ADVISORIES ISSUED UNDER AWIPS HEADER TCPCP5 AND WMO HEADER WTPA35
PHFO.

ANA IS SPREADING DENSE HIGH CLOUDS AS FAR WEST AS OAHU WITH CLOUDY
SKIES ALSO ENCOMPASSING KAUAI AND NIIHAU. LOW CLOUDS COVER THE
LOWER SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI WHILE THE REST OF MAUI
COUNTY HAS PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA
LOA HAVE CLEAR SKIES WITH A TEMPERATURE INVERSION NEAR 7 THOUSAND
FEET KEEPING CLOUDS AT BAY.

AN OLD FRONTAL BOUNDARY LIES 200 MILES NORTH OF OAHU AND STRETCHES
FROM THE NORTHERN CIRCULATION OF ANA TO THE EAST PACIFIC NEAR 23N
140W. THE BOUNDARY IS CREATING A 200 MILE WIDE BAND OF BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED TOWERING CUMULUS WITH TOPS TO 20 THOUSAND FEET.
THE CLOUD BAND IS MOVING SLOWLY SOUTH.

A STATIONARY FRONT NEAR THE DATELINE STRETCHES NORTH FROM 20N INTO
THE NORTH PACIFIC. THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORMING ALONG THE FRONT FROM
30N 175W TO 20N AND THE DATELINE. CLOUD TOPS ARE REACHING AS HIGH AS
46 THOUSAND FEET.

HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED NEAR 32N 150W IS PUSHING SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS
WESTWARD AT 10 TO 20 MPH BETWEEN 140W AND 170W FROM 10N TO 30N.
POCKETS OF SHOWERS AND OVERCAST SKIES CAN ALSO BE FOUND MOVING
ALONG WITHIN THE LOW LEVEL FLOW.

$$

MORRISON



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