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Aviation section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Aug 24, 2016 3:45 AM HST

Pockets of heavy showers and thunderstorms prevailed across Kauai, Oahu, and the east facing side of the Big Island overnight. This activity is still ongoing at the time of this writing. AIRMET Sierra for mtn obsc is currently in place for these three places that will likely be extended to 20z. We expect an active afternoon as this slow-to-clear air mass gets added help from daytime heating. So AIRMET Sierra can easily be extended into the afternoon as well as expanded to cover the other islands. Otherwise, VFR rules.

We anticipate a drier and more stable air mass to start spreading across the islands from the east this evening, that will result in the cessation of cb and heavy showers and a return to a more typical trade wind pattern.


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