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ATHW40 PHFO 031846
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC THU SEP 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC SEPTEMBER 03 2015

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH LOCATED NEAR 20N AND
163W MOVING SLOWLY E. AN UPPER LEVEL JET IS SITUATED EAST OF THIS
UPPER TROUGH OVER THE WESTERN MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. HURRICANE
IGNACIO...LOCATED OVER 500 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF HONOLULU IS
EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LARGER UPPER LEVEL CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH A
SHARPENING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AXIS EXTENDING NORTH TO SOUTH ALONG
163W. HURRICANE JIMENA...LOCATED OVER 900 MILES E OF HONOLULU...IS
EMBEDDED WITHIN AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WHICH EXTENDS NORTH
AND EAST OF JIMENA.

INFRARED IMAGERY SHOWS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH TOPS UP TO 50000
FEET OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AND EXTENDING
SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST ABOUT 300 MILES. THESE THUNDERSTORMS STORMS ARE
MOVING TOWARDS THE NORTH AT ABOUT 15 MPH.

SPECIFICALLY ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...MORNING VISIBLE AND
INFRARED IMAGERY SHOWS BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVERING MUCH
OF OAHU...AND EASTERN SHORES AND SLOPES OF MOLOKAI AND MAUI.
THUNDERSTORMS WITH TOPS RANGING FROM 35000 TO 45000 FEET ARE
EMBEDDED WITHIN THESE LAYERED LOW AND MID LEVEL CLOUDS OVER EASTERN
MAUI...AND FROM WESTERN OAHU TO ABOUT MIDWAY ACROSS THE KAUAI
CHANNEL. ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED LOW TO MID LEVEL CLOUDS ARE FOUND
OVER THE STATE.  THE LOW CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ARE MOVING TOWARDS THE
NORTH AND NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

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BRENCHLEY





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