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Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: Oct 10, 2015 2:30 AM HST

Based on data through 2:00 am Oct 10 2015 HST

The latest satellite infrared imagery shows a dissipating front 340 miles north of Kauai. The coordinates of the rather ill defined front are 30°N 145°W 28°N 149°W 27°N 161°W and 25°N 170°W. The associated cloud band is about 130 miles wide. Part of the front east of 155°W is moving to the east and southeast at 10 to 15 mph, while the rest of the front is nearly stationary. Another weather feature on satellite is a low level trough located about 180 miles E of the Big Island. It is noted by isolated towering cumulus clouds. An isolated cumulonibus cloud appeared briefly earlier in the evening. Its coordinates are 22°N 151°W 17°N 154°W and 14°N 157°WW, and is moving west at about 10 mph.

At the 2 o/clock hour, skies are generally fair area-wide. The only area with weather is a line of showers running along the northern shoreline of the Big Island stretching from Upolu Point to the Puna district. The showers have tops to 15k feet. An offshore land breeze is helping keep part of the line of showers away from land.

The prevailing wind flow area-wide is trades at around 10 mph.

Water vapor shows an upper level trough extending from 25°N 1250°W to across Maui county to 20°N 160°W, and a small upper level high just off the Kau coast, and just east of the approaching low level trough.

Deep convection continue in the tropics south of the Hawaiian islands basically south of 15°N and west of 155°W. The highest top is around 55k feet located at the equator and 176°W.

A blob of deep convection located near 12°N 137°W, marks the location of tropical storm Nora. It is moving west-northwest at 15 mph, and is expected to enter the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of area of responsibility later this afternoon.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC