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ATHW40 PHFO 281836
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC FRI AUG 28 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC AUGUST 28 2015

HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS ABOUT 800 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF APUA
POINT...THE EASTERNMOST POINT ON THE BIG ISLAND THIS MORNING. IT
WAS MOVING WEST OR WEST NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MILES AN HOUR.  HIGHEST
THUNDERSTORM TOPS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS TROPICAL CYCLONE WERE
AROUND 80 DEGREES CELSIUS...ESTIMATED TO BE TO 50000 TO 55000 FEET.

TROPICAL STORM KILO WAS ABOUT 865 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF HONOLULU.
IT WAS MOVING WEST OR SLIGHTLY WEST SOUTHWEST NEAR 5 MILES AN HOUR.
HIGHEST STORM TOPS WERE MEASURED AT 83 DEGREES CELSIUS...ESTIMATED
TO BE 55000 TO 58000 FEET.  A FEW STRANDS OF HIGH LEVEL CIRRUS
CLOUDS FLOWING OFF OF KILO WERE STREAMING EASTWARD AND PASSING OVER
KAUAI AND AT TIMES...OAHU.

TRADE WINDS WHICH RECENTLY RETURNED TO THE ISLANDS WERE GUIDING
PATCHES AND SMALL CLUSTERS OF LOW CLOUDS WEST THROUGH THE STATE.
THE LOW CLOUDS AROUND THE STATE WERE MOVING ALONG NEAR 10 MILES AN
HOUR.  ONE CLUSTER OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WAS JUST SOUTH OF KAUAI AND
THE KAUAI CHANNEL.

SMALL AND BRIEF THUNDERSTORMS WERE STILL LINGERING AROUND THE STATE
THIS MORNING.  BRIEF THUNDERSTORMS WERE FORMING OVER SOUTH AND EAST
KAUAI SINCE EARLY MORNING. CURRENTLY ONE WAS JUST SOUTH OF LIHUE.
ANOTHER SMALL STORM WAS LOCATED ABOUT 40 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
KONA.

AT 8 AM...KAUAI WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY AS WAS THE EASTERNMOST AREAS OF
THE BIG ISLAND SOUTH OF HILO.  BUT THE REST OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY
SUNNY.  THE LOW CLOUDS AROUND THE STATE WERE MOVING ALONG NEAR 10
MILES AN HOUR.

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