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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 October 23 2014.

  • Message

    Tropical storm Ana is located about 555 miles west of Lihue at 2 pm HST, and is moving to the north-northwest at 10 mph. Cumulonimbus clouds with tops to 52000 feet are located within 250 miles north and northeast of the center. Additional cumulonimbus clouds with tops to 42000 ft are located within 350 miles to the north of the center, and from 20°N to 22°N between 163°W and 165°W.

    A band of showery clouds associated with a dissipated front is located to the east of Ana, and extends across the main Hawaiian islands and windward coastal waters. This band is 150 miles to 200 miles wide, and is located south of a line from 27°N 162°W to 21°N 154°W. Isolated cumulonimbus clouds are embedded within the northwestern portion of this band, generally west of 160°W. Cloud tops extend up to 40000 ft. Otherwise the band is composed primarily of showery open cell cumulus elements, with embedded towering cumulus elements extending up to 18000 ft.

    Going from island to island, broken low clouds cover northwest sections of Niihau, and extend 20 miles offshore to the northwest. Broken to overcast low clouds cover much of Kauai. These clouds extend offshore to the southeast across the Kauai channel, and offshore to the northwest to merge with the cloud band mentioned above. Broken to overcast low clouds also cover all of Oahu, and also extend 20 miles offshore is most directions. Broken to overcast low clouds cover all of Maui county and adjacent channels, and extend 60 miles offshore to the southwest.

    Broken to overcast low clouds cover most of the Big Island. The cloud band mentioned above extends 70 miles offshore to the east from south Hilo and Puna districts. Only leeward coastal sections of north and south Kohala districts near Kawaihae and far southern sections of Kau district south of Naalehu are free of low clouds. At upper elevations, only scattered to broken clouds are located across the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa above 12000 ft.

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



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