Skip Navigation Linkweather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo-Select to go to the NWS homepage
Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Local forecast by
"City, St" or Zip Code
  
   RSS FeedsRSS Feeds
Get Storm Info
   Products
   Satellite
   Radar
   Analyses/Forecasts
   Hydrology
   E-mail Updates
   Help with Advisories
Awareness
   Hurricane Safety
       Info

   Tropical Cyclone
      Names

   Saffir-Simpson
      Scale

   Glossary
   Acronyms
   FAQ
   Breakpoints
Hurricane History
   Annual Summaries
   Product Archive
   Climatology
About the CPHC
   Our Mission
   Our Office
   News Items
   Hawaii RSS FeedsHI RSS Feeds
Contact Us

Pacific Region Links
   Regional HQ
   WFO Honolulu
   WFO Guam
   WSO Pago Pago
   Pacific Tsunami
      Warning Center

   International
      Tsunami
      Information
      Center

   Pacific ENSO
      Application
      Center


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services
Follow the National Weather Service on Facebook
NWS on Facebook
Follow the National Weather Service on Twitter
NWS on Twitter
Weath
er-Ready Nation
Weather-Ready Nation

Satellite Interpretation Message

xml button

Issued: Sep 22, 2014 2:30 PM HST


Based on data through 2:00 pm Sep 22 2014 HST


High pressure entering the central Pacific from the west has formed a ridge that extends along 25°N. South of the ridge, scattered to broken low clouds are pushing westward at 10 to 20 mph. North of the ridge to 30°N, broken low clouds are moving 10 mph toward the east.

An upper level low centered near 18°N 167°W is strong enough to set off a few thunderstorms in the area enclosed by 18°N and 21°N between 165°W and 170°W. The thunderstorms are moving 15 mph toward the west with tops reaching up to 44 thousand feet.

A low level trough near 12°N 150°W is producing some towering cumulus with isolated thunderstorms as it moves west at 15 mph. Tops are reaching as high as 42 thousand feet and extend as far north as 15°N.

Over Hawaii, windward Big Island areas have mostly cloudy skies while the smaller island windward areas are partly cloudy. Leeward slopes on the Big Island are cloudy from Kailua Kona to south pount and along the southeast slopes. The leeward slopes of Haleakala also are covered with low clouds. Leeward areas elsewhere are mostly clear to partly cloudy.

In the deep tropics, scattered thunderstorms are found from 150°W to the dateline with the highest tops firing to 50 thousand feet.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 0000 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 0000 UTC


MORRISON