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Aviation section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Aug 02, 2015 4:00 AM HST

Airmet sierra for mtn obsc remains posted for the N thru E slopes of the Big Island. Tropical moisture associated with former tropical depression 08°E continues to move SW over the Big Island. Expect cigs/vis to be lowered along the N thru E slopes including PHTO, with prevailing MVFR to possible isol IFR into at least early Sunday afternoon. The enhanced moisture will primarily remain east of the smaller islands, however N thru E slopes on Maui are likely to see some increased cloud coverage and showers. Airmet sierra will be expanded if needed.

Ne trade winds remain elevated, and airmet tango for low level turb over and immediately S thru W of mountain ranges remains posted. Wind speeds should begin to slightly ease Sunday afternoon back to moderate levels.


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