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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 1200 UTC May 06 2016.

  • Message

    A cold front located 400 miles northwest of Kauai is moving southeast at 20 mph, and stretches from 30°N 157°W to 21°N 180°W. The front is associated with a 250 mile wide cloud band made up of overcast layered clouds with embedded towering cumulus and isolated thunderstorms north of 27°N. Patchy low clouds are moving north ahead of the front in the area north of 20°N and within 700 miles east of the front. Farther to the east, north of 20°N and between 140°W and 150°W, high pressure is pushing low scattered to broken low clouds westward at 15 mph. Behind the front, broken stratocumulus clouds are moving south and southeast at 20 mph.

    Over Hawaii, southeast flow is bringing low clouds into the southeast and windward Big Island creating partly to mostly cloudy skies with some embedded showers. The southeast flow is mainly blocked over the smaller island, and patchy low clouds with embedded showers are drifting over and near the islands.

    Between 10°N and 20°N across the central Pacific, scattered low clouds are moving west at 10 to 20 mph. Farther south into the deep tropics isolated thunderstorms are firing with overshooting cloud tops reaching 50 thousand feet.

    Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC
    Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC



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