Issued: Nov 28, 2015 7:15 PM HST
Based on data through 7:00 pm Nov 28 2015 HST
At 700 pm HST, animated water vapor imagery showed plenty of middle to upper-level dry air across the state between an upper trough to the east and an upper ridge extending north between Hawaii and the international date line. Satellite derived precipitable water values reflected this and indicated fairly dry conditions across the state compared to the past week. Scattered low clouds, mainly patches of cumulus, were depicted tracking from east to west across much of the discussion area south of the subtropical ridge axis that was positioned along 30°N from east to west. Although most of these low clouds streaming through the islands were focusing over the typical windward and mauka sections, some clouds were managing to spill over to the leeward sections, especially over portions of Oahu. Maximum clouds tops remained less than 10 thousand feet. Over the Big Island, broken low clouds associated with the afternoon sea breeze were beginning to scatter out.
A large area of layered clouds associated with a weak trough between the equator and 10°N from 160°W to the international date line continued to develop. Scattered embedded thunderstorms within this area were depicted with maximum cloud tops extending to 57 thousand feet. A gradual motion toward the west was shown.