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Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: Nov 28, 2015 2:30 PM HST

Based on data through 2:00 pm Nov 28 2015 HST

Cloud coverage over the main Hawaiian islands remains concentrated over the east sides of the islands. Kauai continues to have scattered clouds over the eastern half of the island, while clouds remain over the Koolau range on Oahu. Additional clouds have formed over the central portion of Oahu, and spread across the Waianae range. On Molokai, the clouds are focused over the eastern third of the island, with just a few clouds along the northern coast. Just a few clouds are found over Lanai this afternoon.

On Maui, clouds remain over the west Maui mountains, and over the Haleakala slopes from spreckelsville to Hana, and upslope of Kipahulu. Additional clouds have formed upslope of makena, and these clouds extend to the southwest of the island and are over Kahoolawe at 2 pm.

The clouds over the eastern side of the Big Island have thinned, leaving scattered to broken low clouds over the Kohala mountains and scattered clouds over the Hamakua, north Hilo, south Hilo and Puna districts. Clouds have increased over Kau district, and over the slopes from Hawaii ocean view estates to the Kona village resort area.

A showery batch of low clouds is about 95 miles northeast of the Big Island at 2 pm. This area of clouds is moving towards the Big Island between 20 and 25 mph.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 0000 UTC

Hawaii Visible Satellite image for 0000 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 0000 UTC