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Aviation section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Dec 09, 2016 10:03 AM HST

Thick layered clouds along with scattered light to moderate showers resulting in MVFR ceilings and visibility over the eastern portions of the state from Maui County eastward this morning. Expecting a chance of MVFR to IFR conditions in showers over island terrain statewide this afternoon. AIRMET SIERRA for mountain obscuration remains posted for Maui, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island.

AIRMET TANGO is in effect for upper level turbulence due to strong jet stream winds. AIRMET ZULU is in effect for moderate icing between 125 and FL220. These AIRMETS are expected to continue at least through this morning, with some improvement possible this afternoon.


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