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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC FRI SEP 04 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC SEPTEMBER 04 2015

AS OF 800 AM HST...HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 860 MILES
NORTH-NORTHWEST OF HONOLULU...HAWAII...WHICH WAS JUST NORTH OF THE
DISCUSSION AREA. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT
13 MPH. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED TOWERING CUMULUS AND A FEW
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS WERE DEVELOPING ALONG A CONFLUENT BOUNDARY
EXTENDING SOUTH FROM IGNACIO TO THE WESTERN END OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONVECTION EXTENDED
AS HIGH AS 40 THOUSAND FEET...MAINLY BETWEEN 19N AND 27N.

HURRICANE JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 650 MILES EAST OF HILO...HAWAII.
JIMENA WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH. LAYERED CLOUDS
WERE DEPICTED BETWEEN 15N AND 27N FROM 140W TO 148W. MAXIMUM CLOUD
TOPS WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF JIMENA BETWEEN 19N AND 21N WITH
HEIGHTS RANGING FROM 50 TO 60 THOUSAND FEET.

OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN TO OVERCAST CLOUDS WERE
DEPICTED...ESPECIALLY FROM MAUI TO KAUAI. THIS COVERAGE WAS SLOWLY
TRACKING NORTHWARD. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS EXTENDED AS HIGH AS 40
THOUSAND FEET...MAINLY OVER THE SURROUNDING WATERS OF THE ISLANDS.
OVER THE BIG ISLAND...SOME BREAKS IN THE COVERAGE WERE DEPICTED
ACROSS THE ISLAND...MAINLY AROUND HILO AND SOUTH POINT. CLOUD TOPS
RANGED FROM 20 TO 25 THOUSAND FEET.

WELL SOUTH OF THE STATE...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE MONSOON TROUGH WERE DEPICTED BETWEEN 5N AND 13N
FROM 140W TO THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE. A GRADUAL MOTION TOWARD THE
WEST WAS SHOWN WITH THIS ACTIVITY. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS EXTENDED AS
HIGH AS 60 THOUSAND FEET.

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AG




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