Issued: Nov 30, 2015 8:30 AM HST
Scattered to locally broken low clouds are seen moving westward in a moderate to fresh 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 eastern and interior areas with a few low clouds seen elsewhere. Over Oahu low clouds are banked up over the slopes and summits of both the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges with the trade winds sufficiently strong to blow some low clouds over to leeward areas at times. Low clouds are covering eastern areas of Molokai while Lanai was mostly cloud free. Over Maui low clouds are banked up over the northern and eastern 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. A few patches of low clouds are also seen over the lower Kona and Kau slopes.
Water vapor imagery shows that the upper levels of the atmosphere are very dry over and around the area with both IR and water vapor imagery showing no cirrus near us.