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ATHW40 PHFO 291230
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC SAT AUG 29 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC AUGUST 29 2015

TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS REMAIN IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN...AND AS OF
11 PM FRIDAY...BOTH WERE HURRICANES. HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS 655 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HILO AT 11 PM. CUMULONIMBUS /CB/ CLOUDS ASSOCIATED
WITH IGNACIO WERE FOUND WITHIN 170 MILES OF THE CENTER WITH TOPS
NEAR 54000 FEET. HURRICANE KILO WAS ABOUT 1030 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST
OF HONOLULU AT 11 PM...WITH CB CLOUDS WITHIN 170 MILES OF THE CENTER
WITH TOPS NEAR 55000 FEET.

AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS IS FOUND ABOUT 470 MILES NORTHWEST OF KAUAI
WITH TOPS NEAR 47000 FEET. ANOTHER AREA OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IS
FOUND ABOUT 555 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE BIG ISLAND WITH TOPS
NEAR 52000 FEET.

LOW CLOUDS NEAR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ARE MOVING IN FROM THE EAST
AROUND 15 MPH. THIN HIGH CLOUDS ARE MOVING OVER THE ISLANDS FROM THE
WEST. JUST A FEW CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER KAUAI...OAHU AND MOLOKAI THIS
MORNING. MEANWHILE...A LOOSE NORTH-NORTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHWEST BAND
OF LOW CLOUDS ARE FOUND MOVING OVER PORTIONS OF MAUI AND THE BIG
ISLAND. ON MAUI...THE LOW CLOUDS ARE FOCUSED OVER THE EAST FACING
SLOPES OF HALEAKALA. ON THE BIG ISLAND...SCATTERED CLOUDS ARE FOUND
OVER THE WEST SIDE OF THE ISLAND...AND OVER THE NORTHERN PORTION OF
THE ISLAND NEAR UPOLU POINT. ISOLATED CLOUDS ARE FOUND OVER THE
REMAINDER OF THE BIG ISLAND.

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M BALLARD




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