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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpetation Message

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ATHW40 PHFO 300506
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0504 UTC TUE AUG 30 2016

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC AUGUST 30 2016

AT 700 PM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED A LARGE AREA OF BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE MADELINE BETWEEN
THE BIG ISLAND AND 140W FROM 15N TO 28N. EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WERE
SHOWN WITHIN 100 MILES OF THE EYE OF HURRICANE MADELINE THAT WAS
CENTERED AROUND 575 MILES EAST OF HILO. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS
ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS EXTENDED TO AROUND 50 THOUSAND FEET.
MADELINE WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH. THE
WESTERN EDGE OF THIS LARGE AREA OF CLOUD COVERAGE WAS AROUND 120
MILES EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND.

SCATTERED TO BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS WITH A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
WERE SHOWN A FEW HUNDRED MILES SOUTHWEST OF OAHU. THESE CLOUDS WERE
ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK LOW PRESSURE THAT WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS EXTENDED TO AROUND 45 TO 50
THOUSAND FEET. SCATTERED DEBRIS OR HIGH CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE SHOWN LIFTING NORTH AND NORTHEAST OVER OAHU.

BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS...MOSTLY UPPER CLOUDS...ASSOCIATED
WITH AN UPPER TROUGH AND SURFACE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WERE SHOWN OVER
THE FAR NORTHWEST SECTION OF THE DISCUSSION AREA...WHICH WAS SEVERAL
HUNDRED MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI. THIS AREA OF CLOUDS WAS SLOWLY
TRACKING TOWARD THE EAST.

SCATTERED CUMULUS CLOUDS WERE SHOWN OVER AND AROUND THE MAIN
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS TRACKING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST WITHIN THE TRADE
WINDS SOUTH OF HIGH PRESSURE. SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS THAT WERE
LIFTING NORTHWARD OVER OAHU COMBINED WITH THE LOW-LEVEL CLOUDS WERE
TRANSLATING TO MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS OVER AND AROUND OAHU.
ELSEWHERE...MUCH OF THESE LOW CLOUDS WERE FOCUSING OVER THE WINDWARD
LOCATIONS OF EACH ISLAND...WITH ONLY A FEW CLOUDS MANAGING TO SPILL
OVER TO THE LEEWARD AREAS. HOWEVER...MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS WERE
SHOWN OVER THE LEEWARD SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND DUE TO THE AFTERNOON
SEA BREEZE.

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GIBBS

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