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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 0500 UTC May 22 2015.

  • Message

    Water vapor imagery shows an upper level trough with an axis from 34°N 158°W to 30°N 158°W to 24°N 155°W. Broken layered clouds are located along the southern and eastern flanks of the trough covering much of the area north of 26°N, between 150°W to 160°W. These clouds are slowly moving to the east at 15 mph. A cold front extends out from near the base of the trough towards the west-southwest. Broken to overcast cumulus clouds associated with the front go from 30°N 153°W to 22°N 175°W, and is about 100 miles wide. North of this front, broken stratocumulus clouds cover the area from the front, past the dateline and north of 30°N.

    A jet stream runs south of the base of the upper trough providing a band of few to scattered cirrus clouds. These clouds follow an axis from 16°N 173°W to 21°N 150°W.

    Further south in the ITCZ, scattered thunderstorms form along a line from 04°N 146°W to 11°N 163°W. Highest cloud tops in the area extend up to 48 kft.

    Elsewhere, patches of broken cumulus and stratocumulus clouds are located between points 18°N 141°W to 17°N 160°W to 20°N 160°W to 30°N 148°W to 18°N 141°W. These clouds are moving to the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.

    Across the main Hawaiian islands, broken cumulus and stratocumulus clouds cover the island of Kauai. Oahu has few to scattered clouds over the island. Molokai has scattered to broken clouds over most of the island. Lanai and Maui have broken to overcast skies this evening. The Big Island is also mostly cloudy across most of the lower slopes up to around 8 kft in elevation.

    Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 0500 UTC
    Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 0500 UTC



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