SATELLITE DISCUSSION

Based on data through 0500 UTC July 28 2016.

The last visible imagery of the day shows a large field of stable stratocumulus clouds just upstream of the main Hawaiian islands, extending for more than 600 miles. The leading edge of the field is starting to push over the Big Island at 7 pm, while it is still about 50 miles east of Kauai.

Scattered clouds are found across Kauai this evening. Meanwhile on Oahu, clouds are found over the Koolau range, and several lines of clouds are noted parallel the Koolau range to the west. Scattered clouds are found over the eastern end of Molokai, and a few clouds are found over the interior of the Lanai. On Maui, some clouds are found over the east facing slopes of the west Maui mountains, and a few clouds are found along the coastline from huelo to Hana to Kipahulu. Additional clouds near makena extend to the southwest, covering Kahoolawe.

On the Big Island, clouds are found over the lower 3500 feet slopes from Upolu Point to Cape Kumukahi. Scattered clouds are spread across the remaining portions of the Puna district. Scattered clouds are found over the Kau district from Pahala to South Point, and over the slopes from South Point to Keahole Point.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 0500 UTC
Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 0500 UTC

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