SATELLITE DISCUSSIONBased on data through 0000 UTC July 30 2016.
To the north and east of the state lies a broad field of scattered to broken cumulus and stratocumulus cloud elements that are moving westward in a moderate trade wind environment. This is generally providing for a typical windward and mauka distribution of low clouds across the state.
Over Kauai low clouds are covering northern and interior areas with just a few low clouds seen over some leeward locations. Over Oahu low clouds are banked up over the slopes and summits of both the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges with just a few low clouds seen elsewhere. Over Molokai low clouds are covering eastern and interior areas with low clouds covering most of interior Lanai. Over Maui low clouds are banked up over the slopes of Haleakala as well as over the slopes and summits of the west Maui mountains. Over the Big Island low clouds are covering portions of the windward slopes from north Kohala southward through the Hilo and Puna districts. Daytime heating as caused low clouds to build up over the Kona and Kau slopes.
Water vapor imagery shows an upper level low centered about 500 miles to the northeast of Hilo. The upper low has been moving slowly toward the northwest over the past several hours. Clouds associated with the upper low are rather limited with just a few middle and high level clouds seen rotating around its center.
Scattered thunderstorms can be seen along the ITCZ far to the southwest of the state with only isolated thunderstorms seen along the ITCZ south and southeast of the state. Individual thunderstorm clusters are generally moving off toward the west at around 10 mph. Some high cirrus clouds are bring blown off the tops of the thunderstorms and are basically moving off toward the northeast. However most of these cirrus cloud elements remain south and southwest of the state.