SATELLITE DISCUSSIONBased on data through 0500 UTC November 28 2015.
At 700 pm HST, animated water vapor imagery showed a plume of middle to upper-level moisture streaming eastward between an upper ridge south of the state and a weak upper trough positioned to the north. Scattered to broken debris or upper-level clouds associated with an area of thunderstorms well southwest of the state were being pulled northward then toward the east across the state between these two upper features. Scattered low clouds, mainly patches of cumulus, were depicted tracking from east to west across much of the discussion area beneath these upper clouds and south of the subtropical ridge axis that was positioned along 30°N from east to west. Although most of these low-level clouds were focusing over the windward and mauka sections of the main Hawaiian islands, some were managing to spill over to the leeward sections. Over the Big Island, broken low clouds associated with the afternoon sea breeze today were beginning to scatter out.
A large area of layered clouds associated with a weak trough between the equator and 10°N from 170°W to the international date line continued to develop. Scattered embedded thunderstorms within this area were depicted between 5°N and 15°N from 162°W and 169°W. Maximum cloud tops associated with these storms extended to 57 thousand feet. A gradual motion toward the west-northwest was depicted.