Hawaiian Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: Nov 22, 2014 2:30 PM HST


Based on data through 2:00 pm Nov 22 2014 HST


A cold front was just over 550 miles northwest of Kauai this afternoon. The leading edge of the associated cloud band extended southwest through 30°N 163°W and continued through the dateline at 23 degrees north latitude. The front was currently moving southeast near 10 miles an hour.

A secondary front, bringing a reinforcement of cold air stretched from 34°N 167°W to 30°N 172°W to 28°N 176°W. This secondary front is expected to catch up to the first front and help accelerate it along toward the islands late Sunday.

Meanwhile, patches of isolated cumulus clouds were common over the waters immediately surrounding the islands. These low clouds were moving northwest near 20 miles an hour except around the Big Island where they were moving due west.

At 2 pm, skies were mostly cloudy along the slopes on the west half of the Big Island. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies prevailed most elsewhere over the islands. Thin high clouds continued to stream eastward over the Big Island today but they were doing little to block out the Sun.

Hawaii Visible Satellite image for 0000 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 0000 UTC