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ATHW40 PHFO 300530
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SUN AUG 30 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC AUGUST 30 2015

SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS IN THE CENTRAL NORTH
PACIFIC. HURRICANE KILO IS LOCATED NEAR 18N176W OR 1210 MILES WEST
SOUTHWEST OF HONOLULU...HAWAII...AND CONTINUES TO MOVE FURTHER AWAY
FROM THE ISLANDS. THE OTHER TROPICAL SYSTEM IS HURRICANE IGNACIO
LOCATED NEAR 17N147W OR ABOUT 525 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
HILO...HAWAII. IT IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 9 MPH.

THE PREVAILING WIND ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IS TRADES OR
EAST NORTHEAST BLOWING AT 15 TO 20 MPH. LOW CLOUD COVERAGE OVER THE
SURROUNDING WATERS OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IS MAINLY WIDELY
DISPERSED CUMULUS BASED CLOUDS. THERE IS A NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST
ORIENTED BAND ABOUT 80 MILES WIDE SEEN APPROACHING CAPE KUMUKAHI.
THIS BAND IS LIKELY ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE IGNACIO. WEATHER RADAR
IS STARTING TO PICK UP THE SHOWERS WITH THIS BAND.

OVER LAND...THE BULK OF THE CLOUDINESS IS OVER THE KONA SIDE OF THE
BIG ISLAND STRETCHING FROM THE LEEWARD KOHALA COAST DOWN TO JUST
BEFORE SOUTH POINT. SKIES ARE GENERALLY FAIR OVER THE EAST FACING
SIDE OF THE ISLAND INCLUDING THE TWO SUMMITS. SKIES ARE ALSO FAIR
ACROSS MAUI LANAI MOLOKAI AND OAHU. KAUAI HAS HAD PERIODS OF
SUNSHINE AND CLOUDS WITH A FEW PASSING SHOWERS TODAY. THE LAST OF
THE CLOUDS IS NOW LEAVING KAUAI AND BREAKING UP OVER NIIHAU.
OAHU ALSO HAD A PERIOD OF CLOUDINESS THIS AFTERNOON. A PATCH THAT
FORMED OVER TH LEEWARD COAST IS NOW A FEW MILES OF THE WAIANAE
COAST.

ELSEWHERE ON SATELLITE...THERE IS A EAST TO WEST ORIENTED SURFACE
TROUGH NORTH OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...EXTENDING FROM 30N172W TO
27N166W. A PERSISTENT CLUSTER OF CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS IS NOTED AT THE
EAST END OF THE SURFACE TROUGH. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS REVEALS A LOW
IN THAT AREA.

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LAU





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