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Aviation section from the Area Forecast Discussion
issued at: Sep 30, 2014 3:30 PM HST

The smaller islands are active with thunderstorms this afternoon. Cb tops on Kauai are reaching above fl450 with occasional taller tops. Over Oahu, CB tops are reaching above fl350 and over Maui county, CB tops to fl250 with occasional tops to fl350. Isolated thunderstorms are also making their appearance on Big Island slopes. Expect thunderstorms to carry IFR conditions. Activity should diminish with sunset.

Overnight, shower activity will focus over windward and mauka areas, at times carrying tempo MVFR conditions. Gentle background flow will allow for localized land breezes to take hold.


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