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ATHW40 PHFO 300035
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SUN AUG 30 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC AUGUST 30 2015

TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS WERE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL PACIFIC AREA
STRADDLING THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.  ONLY HURRICANE IGNACIO REMAINS A
THREAT TO THE STATE.  IGNACIO WAS OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG
ISLAND NEAR 17N 147W AT 130 PM.  IT WAS MOVING NORTHWEST TOWARD THE
ISLANDS.  HURRICANE KILO...WELL WEST OF THE STATE...WAS NEAR 18N
176W AND MOVING FURTHER AWAY TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST.  BOTH OF
THESE STRONG...WELL FORMED TROPICAL CYCLONES HAD AN EYE NEAR THEIR
CENTERS.

A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH FROM 14N 162W TO 12N 163W WAS MOVING WEST NEAR
10 MILES AN HOUR.  A HANDFUL OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WERE FORMING
NEAR AND JUST NORTHWEST OF THE TROUGH EARLIER IN THE DAY.  BUT THEY
HAD RECENTLY NEARLY COMPLETELY DISSIPATED.

MEANWHILE...TRADE WINDS CONTINUED SWEEP MOSTLY SCATTERED PATCHES OF
LOW CLOUDS THROUGH THE ISLAND CHAIN THIS AFTERNOON.  HOWEVER...A
LARGE SWATH OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN CUMULUS CLOUDS WAS ABOUT 50 MILES
EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND.  THIS SWATH WAS PART OF THE MUCH OUTER
FRINGES OF IGNACIO FARTHER TO THE SOUTHEAST.  THIS NORTH NORTHEAST
TO SOUTH SOUTHWEST ALIGNED CLOUD SWATH WAS ABOUT 110 MILES WIDE AND
WAS CENTERED ALONG A LINE FROM 23N 140W TO 20N 152.5W TO 16N 154W.
IT WAS MOVING WEST AND NEARING THE BIG ISLAND.

AT 2 PM...ALL THE ISLANDS HAD A MIX OF MOSTLY SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY
SKIES WITH SOME CLOUDIER AREAS MAINLY OVER WEST KAUAI AND ALONG THE
LEEWARD SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND SOUTH OF KONA.

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