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ATHW40 PHFO 050025
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC SAT SEP 05 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC SEPTEMBER 05 2015

AS OF 200 PM HST...TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 965
MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF HONOLULU...HAWAII...WHICH WAS NORTH OF THE
DISCUSSION AREA. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTH AT 18 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 COVERAGE EXTENDED
AS HIGH AS 40 TO 45 THOUSAND FEET...MAINLY BETWEEN 19N AND 27N.

HURRICANE JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 635 MILES EAST OF HILO...HAWAII.
JIMENA WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH. LAYERED CLOUDS
WERE DEPICTED BETWEEN 18N AND 24N FROM 140W TO 148W. MAXIMUM CLOUD
TOPS WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF JIMENA BETWEEN 19N AND 21N WITH
HEIGHTS RANGING FROM 45 TO 55 THOUSAND FEET.

OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...BROKEN TO OVERCAST CLOUDS WERE
DEPICTED WITH VERY LITTLE MOTION. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WERE SHOWN
WITH MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS EXTENDING AS HIGH AS 40 THOUSAND
FEET...ESPECIALLY OVER OAHU. ELSEWHERE...CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 25
TO 30 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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GIBBS




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