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ATHW40 PHFO 021230
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC SEPTEMBER 02 2014

AN AREA OF BROKEN SHOWERY CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS IS ASSOCIATED
WITH A LOW LEVEL TROUGH SW OF OAHU. THE CLUSTER OF CLOUDS IS LOCATED
ABOUT 230 MILES SW OF HONOLULU...WITH CLOUD TOPS REACHING 20
THOUSAND FEET...AND MOVING W AT ABOUT 15 MPH. ANOTHER AREA OF
SHOWERY CUMULUS CLOUDS IS MOVING INTO THE WINDWARD BIG ISLAND
COASTLINE WITH CLOUD TOPS AROUND 12 THOUSAND FEET.

ON THE BIG ISLAND...A LINE OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS EXTENDS ACROSS
WINDWARD COASTAL LOCATIONS FROM KAPOHO TO WAIPIO VALLEY. THE REST
OF THE BIG ISLAND REMAINS MAINLY UNDER SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS.
ON MAUI COUNTY...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL EXCEPT FOR
PATCHES OF LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS MOVING ACROSS WINDWARD AREAS
OF MAUI FROM HAMOA TO HAIKU...THE W MAUI MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF N
MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL EXCEPT FOR SOME
LINGERING PATCHES OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WITH A FEW SHOWERS ACROSS THE
KOOLAU MOUNTAINS. ON KAUAI COUNTY...LOCALIZED BROKEN LOW CLOUDS
STILL LINGER OVER INTERIOR AND N KAUAI.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED CUMULUS AND STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS COVER THE
AREA BETWEEN 140W TO 155W...BECOMING LOCALLY BROKEN W OF 155W.
INDIVIDUAL CLOUD ELEMENTS ARE MOVING W/NW AT ABOUT 15 MPH.
LATEST WATER VAPOR IMAGERY DEPICT AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ABOUT 490
MILES NE OF MIDWAY ATOLL...GRADUALLY MIGRATING E AT 15 TO 20 MPH.
THIS TROUGH IS SUPPORTING AN AREA OF LAYERED CLOUDS AND ACTIVE
THUNDERSTORMS AROUND 760 MILES NW OF KAUAI WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS
AROUND 42 THOUSAND FEET.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...A VERY ACTIVE PATTERN CAN BE OBSERVED ALONG
THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...WITH BROKEN TO
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS AND LARGE CLUSTERS OF ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS
SPREADING BETWEEN 04N TO 12N AND 150W TO 180. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS ARE
PUSHING 56 THOUSAND FEET.

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