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ATHW40 PHFO 021838
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SUN AUG 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC AUGUST 02 2015

HURRICANE GUILLERMO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 845 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF
HILO AND MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MILES AN HOUR. THE TROPICAL
SYSTEM CONTINUED TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN SINCE LATE YESTERDAY.  SWATHS
OF HIGH LEVEL CIRRUS CLOUDS ALONG THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT WERE ABOUT
520 MILES FROM THE BIG ISLAND.  BUT THE OUTER RAIN BANDS WERE STILL
ABOUT 660 MILES FROM THE BIG ISLAND.

THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8-E...NOW JUST A COUNTER
CLOCKWISE SWIRL OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS...WAS CENTERED
ABOUT 360 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTH TIP OF THE BIG ISLAND.
IT HAD SPED UP AND WAS MOVING WEST AT 15 TO 20 MILES AN HOUR.  ONLY
A SINGLE SMALL THUNDERSTORM REMAINED NEAR THE CENTER OF THIS WEAK
LOW PRESSURE AREA.

MEANWHILE...STURDY TRADE WINDS CONTINUED TO SWEEP THE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS THIS MORNING.  A LARGE CLUSTER OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST...
FAIRLY SHOWERY LOW CLOUDS SAT ALONG THE WINDWARD SIDE OF THE BIG
ISLAND.  THIS 100 TO 110 MILES WIDE...ELONGATED CLOUD CLUSTER WAS
CENTERED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING EAST NORTHEAST FROM HILO TO 21N
151W.  IT WAS ABOUT 300 MILES IN LENGTH.

AT 8 AM...THE REST OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY SUNNY EXCEPT FOR A FEW
SMALL CLOUD CLUSTERS SITTING MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN SLOPES.  THE
LOW CLOUDS NEAR THE ISLANDS WERE MOVING WEST SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 25
MILES AN HOUR...BUT WERE ACCELERATING THROUGH THE CHANNELS BETWEEN
THE ISLANDS.

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