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Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: Feb 07, 2016 2:15 AM HST

Based on data through 2:00 am Feb 07 2016 HST

At 200 am HST, satellite imagery showed a 200 mile-wide band of clouds associated with a cold front extending southwest from 30°N 147°W to the Big Island to 13°N 168°W. This band was advancing east and southeast across the region at 20 to 25 mph. Overcast low-level cumulus clouds were depicted south and southwest of 23°N 153°W with maximum cloud tops extending to 15 thousand feet, which were impacting the islands east of Molokai. Broken to overcast layered clouds were located north and northeast of 26°N along this band. A stable stratocumulus cloud deck had developed in the wake of this front, which was translating to mostly cloudy conditions over Oahu and Kauai, including their surrounding waters between 20°N and 25°N from 158°W to 165°W.

Scattered to broken cumulus clouds were depicted west of the previously discussed frontal boundary between 25°N and 30°N from 150°W to 165°W. These clouds were tracking southeast at 30 to 40 mph. A few thunderstorms were depicted within this area near 30°N with cloud tops nearing 30 thousand feet.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms were located well south of the state near and along the ITCZ between the equator and 5°N from 140°W to the date line. Debris or scattered high clouds associated with these storms were shown lifting northward and eastward between 7°N and 11°N. Maximum cloud tops associated with these storms extended to 55 thousand feet. A gradual motion toward the west was depicted.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC