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ATHW40 PHFO 021230
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SUN AUG 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC AUGUST 02 2015

AT 11 PM HST HURRICANE GUILLERMO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 925 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HILO AND MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MILES AN
HOUR. A W-E ORIENTED UPPER LEVEL JET WAS SUPPORTING A CLUSTER OF
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS...
WHICH COVERED THE AREA BETWEEN 22.8N TO 26.8N AND 140.0W TO 146.3W.
HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS WERE NEAR 40 THOUSAND FEET.

THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8-E ARE KEEPING BROKEN LOW AND
MID LEVEL CLOUDS JUST S OF THE BIG ISLAND...CENTERED AROUND 15.7N
155.6W WITH CLOUD TOPS BETWEEN 25 TO 33 THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVERED MOST OF THE BIG
ISLAND BELLOW 11 THOUSAND FEET...EXCEPT FOR PATCHES OF MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES AROUND KAWAIHAE. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST
LOW CLOUDS COVERED WINDWARD AREAS OF MAUI FROM HANA TO KAHULUI...AND
THE INTERIOR W MAUI MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY BROKEN LOW CLOUDS LINGERED
OVER THE E MOLOKAI MOUNTAINS. ON OAHU AND KAUAI...MAINLY SCATTERED
LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL...EXCEPT FOR LINGERING BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALONG
THE RIDGES OF THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS...AND THE E HALF OF KAUAI.

ELSEWHERE...AN AREA OF BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS AND STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS COVERED THE AREA BETWEEN 11.6N TO 20.3N AND 167.4W TO
175.2W. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS AREA WERE BETWEEN 45 AND 58 THOUSAND
FEET. THESE STORMS WERE FORMING IN THE VICINITY OF A COUPLE OF
SURFACE TROUGHS MIGRATING WESTWARD THROUGH THE AREA. ALSO...AN UPPER
LOW FAR NW OF THE ALOHA STATE IS GENERATING SMALL CLUSTERS OF
THUNDERSTORMS AROUND 27.8N 177.3W WITH CLOUD TOPS REACHING 41
THOUSAND FEET.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...DEEP CONVECTION AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE
OBSERVED ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...S OF
10N BETWEEN 140.0W AND 160.0W WITH CLOUD TOPS RANGING FROM 48 TO 55
THOUSAND FEET.


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REYNES








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