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ATHW40 PHFO 311230
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC MON AUG 31 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC AUGUST 31 2015

SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS TWO TROPICAL CYCLONES IN THE CENTRAL NORTH
PACIFIC.

HURRICANE IGNACIO IS CURRENTLY CENTERED ABOUT 310 MILES TO THE EAST
NORTHEAST OF HILO. IT IS CURRENTLY MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 9
MILES PER HOUR.

HURRICANE KILO IS CURRENTLY CENTERED ABOUT 1230 MILES TO THE WEST OF
KAUAI. IT IS CURRENTLY MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT AROUND 8 MILES
PER HOUR.

THE LOW LEVEL WIND FLOW AROUND THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CONTINUES
FROM THE EAST NORTHEAST OVER THE SMALLER ISLANDS...AND BENDING
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST OVER NORTH THROUGH EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. THE
SPEED OF THE TRADES IS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH.

SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS PRESENT OVER THE
NORTHERN OFFSHORE WATERS BETWEEN 40 AND 180 MILES OF KAUAI AND OAHU.
THE TCU/S HAD TOPS TO 30000 FEET. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS SHOWS A
TROUGH EXTENDING FROM 30N165W TO 25N162W TO 24N158W TO 24N157W.
ISOLATED CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS /CB/ ARE LOCATED JUST TO THE EAST OF
THE TROUGH WITH TOPS TO 34000 FEET.  ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS
LOCATED FROM 30N155W TO 27N153W TO 23N153W. THIS LATTER TROUGH IS
PARTIALLY AFFECTING THE CIRCULATION OF HURRICANE IGNACIO.

SATELLITE IMAGERY ALONG WITH WEATHER RADAR SHOWS AN AREA OF CUMULUS
BASED SHOWERS...SCATTERED IN COVERAGE...MOVING THROUGH KAUAI AND THE
KAUAI CHANNEL. OAHU IS BEING GRAZED BY THIS AREA OF SHOWERS.
ELSEWHERE...WIDELY DISPERSED SHOWERS EMBEDDED IN THE TRADE WIND
FLOW...ARE AFFECTING WINDWARD MAUI AND NORTHEAST FACING SIDE OF THE
BIG ISLAND. OTHERWISE...SKIES ARE GENERALLY FAIR OVER LEEWARD
SECTIONS OF OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND ALL OF LANAI. AS FOR THE BIG
ISLAND...THE AFTERNOON CLOUDS HAVE LEFT THE LEEWARD SIDE OF HE
ISLAND...AND`IS NOW UNDER FAIR SKIES. THE SUMMITS ARE MOSTLY
CLEAR...THERE IS A THIN FILM OF HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS PASSING THROUGH
THE ISLANDS FROM THE WEST NORTHWEST.

ELSEWHERE...BLOW OFF OF DENSE LAYERS TO CIRRUS CLOUDS FROM IGNACIO
EXTENDED UP TO 300 MILES TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER BEFORE CURVING
TO THE EAST FOR AN ADDITIONAL 1000 MILES. CB TOPS ARE AROUND 52000
FEET.

ABOUT 1130 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF IGNACIO IS HURRICANE JIMENA.

A NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ORIENTED UPPER LEVEL TROUGH LIES JUST TO
THE WEST OF MIDWAY ATOLL...LOCATED NEAR 28N177W. ISOLATED TOWERING
CUMULUS CLOUDS ARE NOTED WITHIN 60 MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM
30N173W TO 27N175W.

ABOUT 520 MILES SOUTH OF MIDWAY IS THE CENTER OF HURRICANE KILO.
CB TOPS WITH KILO ARE ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 55000 FEET. CIRRUS FROM
KILO IS NOW REACHING MIDWAY. BLOW OFF OF DENSE LAYERED CLOUDS FROM
KILO EXTENDED TO THE NORTH FOR 300 MILES.

DEEP CONVECTION IN THE TROPICS SOUTH OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IS
WIDELY DISPERSED BETWEEN 12N AND 04N FROM 150W TO 165W...AND ALSO
SOUTH OF 08N WEST OF 168W. ANOTHER AREA OF CB/S IS WITHIN 30 MILES
EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 06N140W TO 03N145W.


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