Issued: Feb 09, 2016 2:30 AM HST
Based on data through 2:00 am Feb 09 2016 HST
At 200 am HST, satellite imagery showed a cold front entering the northwest section of the discussion area west of 155°W and north of 25°N. Broken to overcast layered clouds within this area were depicted quickly advancing toward the east north of the state between 145°W and 165°W and north of 25°N. Mostly low clouds were shown near this frontal boundary west of 160°W with maximum cloud tops extending to 10 thousand feet.
A diffuse band of low clouds associated with the cold front that moved through the islands over the past couple of days continued to linger well east and southeast of the Big Island from 21°N 140°W to 13°N 160°W. This lingering portion of the cloud band was nearly stationary with cloud tops remaining at 10 thousand feet or less.
Dry and stable conditions were resulting in mostly clear skies across much the main Hawaiian islands. Patches of low-level cumulus clouds were located over the Big Island near and around Hilo and over Maui near Hana.
Isolated towering cumulus clouds 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 were shown lifting northward and eastward between 6°N and 13°N. Maximum cloud tops associated with these towering cumulus clouds extended to 40 to 50 thousand feet.