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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 0000 UTC August 29 2014.

  • Message

    High pressure situated far to the north is propelling low clouds westward across the central Pacific from 145°W to the dateline between 10°N and 30°N. Near 140°W, tropical storm Marie in the east Pacific is pushing overcast low clouds toward the west between 25°N and 30°N. Broken to overcast stratocumulus can be found between 140°W and 150°W before transitioning to scattered sc and cumulus west of 150°W. Cloud tops gradually increase from east to west across the central Pacific with tops near 5 thousand feet near 140°W, increasing to 12 thousand feet near the dateline. Cloud depth is increasing mainly due to moisture flux from the ocean into the boundary layer.

    Isolated thunderstorms and towering cumulus can be found between 168°W and the dateline from 23°N to 30°N. An upper low centered near 28°N 168°W is creating enough instability for the enhanced cloud tops to form. The upper low has been stationary over the past 12 hours while individual CB and TCU have moved west at 10 mph.

    Light to moderate trade winds over Hawaii are pushing scattered to broken low clouds over windward waters and windward island slopes. Sea breezes along leeward coasts have built up low cloud cover over leeward slopes of Kauai, Oahu, Haleakala, and the Big Island.

    In the deep tropics, embedded, widespread thunderstorms can be found between 158°W and the dateline between 3°N and 9°N. Cloud tops are reaching 55 thousand feet.

    Hawaii Visible Satellite image for 0000 UTC
    Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 0000 UTC



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