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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC FRI AUG 28 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC AUGUST 28 2015

HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED NEAR 13.9N 143.1W...OR ABOUT 890 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HILO ACCORDING TO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE
CENTER /CPHC/ AT 1100 PM HST THURSDAY EVENING. IGNACIO WAS MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 12 MPH. MORE RECENTLY...NUMEROUS
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH IGNACIO WERE IN THE AREA FROM
13.5N TO 15.5N BETWEEN 142W AND 145W. THE HIGHEST TOPS OF THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 59 THOUSAND FEET.

TROPICAL STORM KILO WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.1N 169.8W...OR ABOUT 35
MILES NORTH OF JOHNSTON ISLAND ACCORDING TO THE CPHC AT 1100 PM HST
THURSDAY EVENING. KILO WAS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST AT
APPROXIMATELY 7 MPH. NUMEROUS STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH
KILO WERE IN THE AREA FROM 16.5N TO 18N BETWEEN 170W AND 172W. THE
HIGHEST TOPS OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 56
THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...THE SOUTHWESTERN END OF A WEAK
EAST-NORTHEAST TO WEST-SOUTHWEST ORIENTED SURFACE TROUGH WAS LOCATED
ABOUT 190 MILES NORTH OF HONOLULU. THE PRESENCE OF THIS FEATURE WAS
KEEPING WINDS RATHER LIGHT ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. THESE
LIGHT WIND CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO ALLOW A PATTERN OF LOCAL DIURNAL
NIGHTTIME LAND BREEZES AND AFTERNOON SEA BREEZES.

ACCORDING TO LOOPS OF WATER VAPOR IMAGERY...A NEARLY STATIONARY EAST
TO WEST ORIENTED MID-TROPOSPHERIC RIDGE WAS JUST SOUTH OF THE
SMALLER HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...AND EXTENDED ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND.
ELSEWHERE...THE AXIS OF A MID-TROPOSPHERIC TROUGH EXTENDED FROM NEAR
30N 146W TO 27N 154W...OR ABOUT 445 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF
HONOLULU. THIS FEATURE HAS BEEN MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-SOUTHEAST AT
10 TO 15 MPH.

ELSEWHERE IN THE DEEP TROPICS SOUTH OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...A
WEAK CYCLONIC CIRCULATION WAS CENTERED NEAR 12N 156W OR ABOUT 450
MILES SOUTH OF SOUTH POINT ON THE BIG ISLAND. THIS FEATURE...WHICH
HAS BEEN MOVING SLOWLY WESTWARD...HAD ISOLATED TOWERING CUMULUS
CLOUDS WITHIN 260 MILES TO THE EAST AND WEST OF THE CENTER.

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HOUSTON





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