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Aviation section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Dec 10, 2016 3:47 AM HST

A band of showers is beginning to fire up through the Kaiwi Channel early this morning, with cloud tops near FL250. Scattered showers will continue to pass over Maui County islands and the Big Island from the south today. Expect widespread mid to high level clouds to stay over all the islands. Light winds will help promote the sea breezes this afternoon with clouds and showers favoring the central and interior areas of the island, especially on Kauai and Oahu. The Big Island will see stratiform rain with pockets of heavy downpours.

AIRMET SIERRA for mountain obscuration is posted for the Big Island and Maui. This will be tailored as needed. AIRMET TANGO for upper level turbulence is posted for all islands between FL210-FL400. AIRMET ZULU is posted for light to moderated icing possible in cloud between 140-FL410.

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