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ATHW40 PHFO 030041
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC THU SEP 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC SEPTEMBER 03 2015

AS OF 1100 AM HST...TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 375
MILES NORTH OF HONOLULU...HAWAII. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE
NORTHWEST AT 13 MILES PER HOUR. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED NORTH OF 24N FROM 152W TO 163W. MAXIMUM
CLOUD TOPS WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF IGNACIO THAT EXTENDED UP
TO 45 TO 50 THOUSAND FEET. HURRICANE JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 990
MILES EAST OF HONOLULU...HAWAII. JIMENA WAS TRACKING NORTHWEST
AT 5 MILES PER HOUR. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WERE
DEPICTED BETWEEN 14N AND 24N FROM 139W TO 147W. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS
WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF JIMENA...WHICH EXTENDED AS HIGH AS
50 TO 55 THOUSAND FEET.

LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH TYPHOON KILO WERE LOCATED WEST OF
175W BETWEEN 20N AND 30N. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH
EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED AS HIGH AS 45 TO 50 THOUSAND FEET.
THIS AREA OF CLOUDS WAS SLOWLY SHIFTING WESTWARD AS KILO CONTINUED
TO TRACK AWAY FROM THE DISCUSSION AREA.

A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS FROM 157W TO 180W ALONG 10N EXTENDING 3
DEGREES NORTH AND SOUTH OF THIS LATITUDE IS RISING TO HEIGHTS AS
HIGH AS 50 TO 55 THOUSAND FEET.

OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS AND
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS WERE ACROSS THE AREA. CLOUD TOPS ARE RISING AS
HIGH AS 30 TO 35 THOUSAND FEET. AT 0000 UTC THUNDERSTORMS WERE OVER
THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI. ALL ISLANDS WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY.

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EVANS





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