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Aviation section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Apr 20, 2014 8:32 PM HST

Moderate to strong trades continue, so to does airmet tango for mechanical turbulence downwind of the mountains. The upper level trough passing over the islands is also producing moderate turbulence at the upper levels over the islands. An airmet for this turbulence over the islands has been posted and will continue at least through the night.

Clouds and showers being carried in on the trades will bring MVFR and isolated IFR conditions to windward and mountain areas. Airmet sierra has been posted for mountain obscuration in these areas overnight.

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