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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 25, 2015, 7:10 am

 

 

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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message

Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message

Based on data through 0500 UTC May 24 2015.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 5:30 am

Water vapor satellite imagery showed an upper low far NE of the main Hawaiian islands with a trough axis extending south to about 750 miles E of the Big Island. A dissipating surface cold front extends in a similar orientation as the upper trough, from 30.0°N 141.6°W to 25.9°N 142.5°W to 18.2°N 153.5°W. Layered clouds and lines of cumulus clouds along and ahead of the frontal boundary cover the area between 20.0°N to 30.0°N and 140.0°W to 143.0°W, with highest cloud tops near 38 thousand feet. The trough and the northern half of the front are gradually migrating ESE at around 20 mph, while the southern half of the front is becoming stationary.

Closer to the main Hawaiian islands, broken to overcast low clouds cover the eastern half of the Big Island below 7 thousand feet, including all windward areas of the N Kohala district and the SE slopes of Mauna Loa down to S point. Locally broken low clouds linger over leeward areas of the Big Island below 6 thousand feet from Puuanahulu to Milolii. On Maui county, broken to locally overcast low clouds cover windward areas of Maui below 7 thousand feet from Hana to hookipa beach park, interior slopes of Haleakala and portions of leeward Haleakala around Kula and keokea. Overcast low clouds are covering the interior W Maui mountains, while broken coverage prevails over most of Molokai. On Oahu, broken low clouds cover most areas except windward coastline locations from Kaneohe to turtle bay, however, additional large areas of broken to overcast low clouds are seen on satellite imagery approaching Oahu from the N. On Kauai county, mainly overcast low clouds prevail.

Broken to locally overcast stratocumulus and cumulus clouds cover most of the area N of the aforementioned cold front and N of 16°N from the Big Island to 170°W. Between 10°N and 16°N, low cloud coverage remains mainly scattered. Cloud motion is generally to the S and SW at 10 to 20 mph W of 150°W, turning NE and E between 140°W and the front.

Far S of the islands, large clusters of active thunderstorms can be observed near the intertropical convergence zone, or ITCZ, between 02°N to 10°N and 150°W to 180. Cloud tops range from 43 to 51 thousand feet.

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

Posted: May 24, 2015, 5:30 am
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Posted: May 24, 2015, 5:30 am

 

 

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