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Issued: Aug 26, 2016 2:30 PM HST

Based on data through 2:00 pm Aug 26 2016 HST

Scattered to locally broken low clouds are moving westward in a moderate trade wind environment. This is providing for a typical windward and mauka distribution of low clouds over the state. Over Kauai low clouds are banked up over most eastern and interior areas with some low clouds seen over leeward areas as well. Over Oahu low clouds are banked up over the slopes and summits of both the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges with scattered low clouds being blown over to leeward areas at times. Over Molokai low clouds are covering eastern areas of the island with just a few low clouds seen over interior Lanai. Over Maui low clouds are banked up the slopes of Haleakala as well as over the slopes and summits of the west Maui mountains. Over the Big Island low clouds are banked up over portions of the windward slopes from north Kohala southward through the Hilo and Puna districts. Low clouds clouds are also covering portions of the Kona and Kau slopes with just a few low clouds seen over the leeward Kohala slopes.

Scattered thunderstorms are seen along the ITCZ between 08°N and 13°N. Individual thunderstorm clusters are moving toward the west at around 15 mph. Some high cirrus clouds are moving northward away from the thunderstorms with a few cloud elements moving over the Big Island at times. Most of the high clouds remain south and east of the state.

Hawaii Visible Satellite image for 0000 UTC


Western Pacific (West of 180)

Monitored by the:
Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Japan Meteorological Agency

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Eastern Pacific Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

500 PM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm Lester, located several hundred miles southwest of the
southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and on newly formed
Tropical Depression Fourteen-E, located about 1300 miles
east-southeast of Hawaii.

A large area of disturbed weather has formed several hundred miles
south of the southwestern coast of Mexico. Environmental conditions
are expected to be somewhat conducive for gradual development after
the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent

Public Advisories on Fourteen-E are issued under WMO header
WTPZ34 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPEP4.
Forecast/Advisories on Fourteen-E are issued under WMO header
WTPZ24 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMEP4.

Eastern Pacific Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

Monitored by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)


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