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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Hawaii Issued by the National Weather Service

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories
Author: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:08 am

 

 

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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message

Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message

Based on data through 0500 UTC May 28 2016.
Posted: May 28, 2016, 5:30 am

At 700 pm HST, water vapor imagery showed a broad upper trough extending southwest across the discussion area that was located west and northwest of Kauai. Plenty of high clouds were being pulling northward across the region east of this upper trough that included the Big Island. These high clouds or debris clouds were from thunderstorms that had developed well south of the state between 8°N and 12°N from 150°W to the date line.

Showery broken to overcast low clouds were shown over each of the main Hawaiian islands, especially Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. Much of this cloud coverage was a result of the afternoon sea breeze that setup across the islands due to a weak trough west of Kauai, daytime heating, and a sufficient amount of moisture in place. Maximum cloud tops associated with these clouds extended as high as 15 to 20 thousand feet. The cloud coverage was not as pronounced over the Maui county islands in comparison to the others. Overcast layered clouds were shown over the Big Island due to the aforementioned high clouds streaming from southwest to northeast. Over much of the marine areas surrounding the islands, isolated to scattered low clouds were shown tracking toward the northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

As previously mentioned, isolated to scattered thunderstorms within the intertropical convergence zone continue to develop well south of the state between 8°N and 12°N from 150°W to the date line. These storms continue to develop over the same general areas with cloud tops reaching as high as 55 thousand feet.

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

Posted: May 28, 2016, 5:30 am

 

 

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