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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1200 UTC MON MAR 30 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1130 UTC MARCH 30 2015

AS WAS THE CASE LAST EVENING...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE FAVORING
WINDWARD COASTAL AND WINDWARD-FACING MAUKA AND UPSLOPE AREAS ON EACH
ISLE...THOUGH OVERALL CLOUDINESS HAS DECREASED.  MOST LEEWARD
SECTIONS APPEAR TO BE CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY AS OF THIS WRITING...
WITH ONLY PASSING LOW CEILINGS FROM TIME TO TIME ON THE SMALLER
ISLANDS AND IN WEST MAUI.  BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE ALSO EVIDENT OVER
THE LOWER MOUNTAIN SLOPES IN SOUTH KONA AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF NORTH
KONA ON THE BIG ISLAND.  LOW CLOUD MOTION IS FROM THE EAST BETWEEN
20 AND 25 MPH ACROSS THE ALOHA STATE THIS EARLY MORNING.

UPWIND FROM THE STATE ARE SCATTERED TO OCCASIONALLY BROKEN LOW
CLOUDS.  CONDITIONS ARE PREDOMINANTLY CLEAR TO SCATTERED DOWNWIND...
WITH SMALL AREAS OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDINESS IMMEDIATELY SOUTH AND
SOUTHWEST OF MAUI COUNTY...AND SOUTHWEST AND WEST OF KAUAI.  TOO...
AN AREA OF BROKEN HIGH CLOUDS HAS FORMED JUST NORTH OF THE ISLES
FROM KAUAI TO MAUI.

A NEARLY STATIONARY BOUNDARY IS IN THE PROCESS OF DISSIPATING NORTH
OF THE ISLANDS AS IT LOSES ITS FRONTAL CHARACTERISTICS.  IT IS
DIFFUSE IN APPEARANCE...WITH MUCH OF THE CLOUDINESS BECOMING
INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM OTHER CLOUDS IN ITS GENERAL VICINITY.  MOST
OF THE CLOUDINESS THAT REMAINS IS CURRENTLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM
30N143W TO 26N150W TO 24N160W TO 23N175W...OR NO CLOSER THAN 125
MILES NORTH OF KAUAI.

SINCE LAST EVENING...CONVECTION HAS INTENSIFIED OVER A SMALL AREA
ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE FAR SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF
HAWAII.  AT THE MOMENT...SOME THUNDERSTORMS ARE RISING TO OVER 50
THOUSAND FEET IN THE AREA FROM 02.5N TO 05N BETWEEN 166W AND 173W.

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KINEL




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