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Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: May 26, 2015 2:30 PM HST

Based on data through 2:00 pm May 26 2015 HST

As of 200 pm HST, visible satellite imagery showed patches of low clouds over and around the islands. Very little cloud motion was observed in the vicinity of the islands due to a weakness within the subtropical ridge to the northeast. These clouds were quite shallow with cloud tops at or below 10 thousand feet. Mostly clear skies were shown across Niihau with the exception of isolated cumulus clouds over portions of the island. Broken to overcast coverage was occurring over Kauai, except for the south and southwest immediate coastal locations where the sea breeze had penetrated inland. Broken to overcast skies were shown across Oahu, especially across the interior and southern portions of the island between Pearl Harbor and Mililani. Mostly clear skies were shown over the majority of Molokai, except for a small batch of low clouds over the eastern half of the island. A large batch of clouds were observed across Maui and the Big Island, excluding the summits of the Big Island and Haleakala.

Far S of the islands, scattered convection was occurring within the intertropical convergence zone, or ITCZ , between the equator and 10°N. Cloud tops ranged from 35 to 40 thousand feet.

Hawaii Visible Satellite image for 0000 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 0000 UTC