Issued: Mar 10, 2014 2:30 AM HST
Based on data through 2:00 am Mar 10 2014 HST
An area of cirrus is located north of 23°N between 143°W and 154°W, moving east at 35 mph. To the west, a cold front runs along an axis from 30°N 158°W to 25°N 169°W. Cloud associated with the front are primarily broken to overcast cumulus clouds. Isolated towering cumulus clouds with tops to 30 kft are located within the 250 mile wide cloud band.
At the low levels, broken to overcast stratus clouds are located to the north and west of the cold front. To the south and east of the front, scattered to occasionally broken cumulus and stratocumulus clouds. The broken clouds are concentrated mainly east of 155°W. The broken cumulus clouds are also found over the Big Island plume, and between 19°N to 23°W and 160°W to 166°W.
Shortwave infrared satellite shows scattered clouds and showers across the main Hawaiian islands, with most of the cloud concentrated over the windward sides of the islands. The leeward smaller islands have partly cloudy skies this morning. The Big Island and windward Maui are covered with and broken to overcast cumulus clouds with scattered to numerous showers.