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Aviation section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Oct 20, 2014 3:45 AM HST

Overall conditions continue to improve for the islands as Ana moves away. Tropical storm Ana at 1200Z was located at 20.6°N 162.6°W, 200 nm WSW of PHLI. Kauai, including PHLI, is likely to experience extended periods of lower cigs/vis with deep layered clouds at least through the morning period. Slight chance for thunderstorms also remains over Oahu and Kauai through the morning. Airmet sierra for mountain obscuration and airmet zulu for icing remain posted over Kauai. They have been cancelled for all other areas.

Vfr conditions will prevail for terminals Oahu through Big Island. Showers will mainly focus on windward and mauka area as moderate E winds return to the state. Possible periods of MVFR conditions can be expected. High clouds will linger over Maui county and Oahu through the morning. Airmet tango is posted for low level turb.

See tc sigmet quebec series for tropical storm Ana.


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