Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:50
Issued: Mar 06, 2014 7:00 PM HST
Skies are variably cloudy over the aloha state and adjacent waters this early evening, with a low- and high-cloud mix. Showers are embedded within some of the lower clouds as they move from the south and southwest at 10 to 25 mph, with speeds increasing, and the direction becoming more westerly, going from east to west across the island chain.
Patches of broken lower cloudiness with accompanying showers exist over the adjacent coastal waters. Most of these clouds are currently west of Kauai, south clockwise through north of Oahu, and north of Maui county.
A front is more than 300 miles northwest of Kauai and has been pushing east at 25 to 30 mph along 30°N. As of bulletin time, a large swath of broken to occasionally overcast multilayered clouds associated with the system are north and west of a line from 30°N 140°W to 23°N 158°W to 22°N 170°W to 21°N 180°.
Aloft above 25 thousand feet, the core of a jet stream is roughly along a line from 30°N 180° to 29°N 170°W to 30°N 160°W to 37°N 150°W. The entire expanse of the jet is around 1000 miles across, measured north to south, with its southern periphery less than 200 miles north of Kauai as of this writing.