Hawaiian Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: Jun 25, 2016 2:30 AM HST

Based on data through 2:00 am Jun 25 2016 HST

At 200 am HST, water vapor imagery showed plenty of middle to upper level moisture lifting northward across the discussion area south and west of the main Hawaiian islands due to a broad upper low centered northwest of the state near the date line. This was translating to scattered upper clouds or debris clouds associated with thunderstorms developing well south of the state lifting northward across portions of the discussion area, mostly just south of the Hawaiian islands and from Kauai to the date line. A few thunderstorms were developing near the upper low between 28°N and 30°N. Maximum cloud tops associated with these storms extended to around 40 thousand feet.

Scattered to broken patches of cumulus clouds were shown over and around the main Hawaiian islands tracking toward the west within the trade winds south of high pressure. Maximum cloud tops associated with these clouds extended into the 15 to 20 thousand foot range occasionally. Although much of this cloud coverage was focusing over the windward sections of each island, some clouds were managing to spill over to the leeward sides.

Scattered thunderstorms continued to develop well south of the state over the deep tropics near and along the intertropical convergence zone between 5°N and 11°N. Maximum cloud tops extended to around 50 thousand feet. These storms were tracking toward the west at 10 to 15 mph.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC