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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message
Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message
Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message

Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message
  • Data Time
    Based on data through 1800 UTC July 25 2016.

  • Message

    The center of tropical depression Darby was estimated to be about 110 miles west of Barking Sands on Kauai. Very active thunderstorms associated with Darby were separating from the low level center and were 80 to 120 miles northeast of Lihue with cloud tops reaching up to 49000 ft. Cirrus outflow from these thunderstorms were within an area from 22°N to 28°N between 154°W and 160°W. A 50 mile wide band of high clouds extended southward from the outflow area to Maui and the coastal waters west of the Big Island.

    Water vapor images show a digging upper level trough northwest of the main Hawaiian islands. The axis of the trough extends from 30°N 164°W to 21°N 168°W through 16°N 180. Cloud tracking data show that the jet axis has southwest winds at 75 to 85 miles per hour from 25°N to 30°N between 150°W and 160°W.

    Coastal and offshore waters east of the Big Island had scattered to broken showery low clouds moving toward the west at 15 to 20 miles per hour, indicating that trade wind flow has returned to the east end of the state. Meanwhile, the southwestern offshore waters have scattered showery cloud lines moving toward the north-northeast at 15 miles per hour.

    Over the islands, Kauai had broken to overcast low clouds while Oahu had scattered to broken low clouds aligned in south to north lines. The east ends of Molokai and Lanai had broken low clouds while the rest of both islands were mostly clear. Maui had some broken low clouds over sections of windward Haleakala that were visible through a thin cirrus layer. The Big Island was mostly clear except for broken to overcast low clouds along the lower Kau slopes.

    Hawaii Visible Satellite image for 1800 UTC



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