SATELLITE DISCUSSIONBased on data through 0500 UTC July 27 2016.
Water vapor imagery shows an upper level low near 32.6°N 158.4°W, about 775 miles north of Honolulu at 7 pm. The upper level low has been moving slowly to the northeast over the last few hours. An upper level trough axis extends from the upper low to 25°N 169°W. Isolated thunderstorms are found near 22.0°N 162.5°W, about 300 miles west of Honolulu with tops reaching near the last visible images of the day shows scattered clouds across Kauai, with few clouds over the waters surrounding the garden isle. On Oahu, clouds are plentiful along the Koolau range, with the heaviest concentration along the southern half of the range extending along the southern coastline east of the Honolulu airport. These clouds extend into the Kaiwi Channel that separates Oahu from Molokai.
On Molokai, low clouds are found over the eastern end of the island, and extend along the northern half of the island kualapuu near the Molokai airport. Additional clouds are found along the southern coastline west of the pakanaka fishpond. Meanwhile, clouds cover most of the mountains on Lanai. On Maui.over the slopes of Haleakala from Ulupalakua to Kihei up to Makawao. Additional patches of clouds are found over slopes on the east side of Haleakala.
On the Big Island, clouds are found over the east facing slopes of the Kohala mountains. These clouds extend along the coastline from Paauilo to Hilo, and then spread scattered clouds across the Puna district. Additional clouds are found over the slopes from wood valley to South Point, and over coastline from Hawaiian ocean view estates to the Waikoloa Beach Resort.