Hawaiian Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: Oct 23, 2014 2:30 AM HST


Based on data through 2:00 am Oct 23 2014 HST


Tropical storm Ana is located about 650 miles west northwest of Lihue at 2 am HST, and is moving to the northwest at 12 mph. Clouds tops near the center have cooled just a big in the last six hours, with tops near 46000 feet at 2 am. A north northwest to south southeast oriented line of clouds with embedded thunderstorms is found along a line from 28.1°N 168.1°W to 25.1°N 165.6°W. Thunderstorms embedded within this line have tops reaching near 49000 feet.

A northwest to southeast oriented band if low clouds is found near and over the Hawaiian islands at 2 am. Thin patches of high clouds are passing over the islands from time to time, but are not sufficient enough to block other clouds. Scattered to broken low clouds are over Kauai and Oahu at 2 am. Meanwhile, few to scattered low clouds are found over the islands of Maui county. Low clouds remain plentiful over the east facing slopes of the Big Island at 2 am from Upolu Point to Cape Kumukahi to the Volcano area. Clouds over the remaining slopes began to dissipate by midnight, leaving just a few pockets of clouds over the slopes from South Point to Kona to Upolu Point.

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 1200 UTC