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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC THU SEP 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC SEPTEMBER 03 2015

AS OF 5 PM HST...HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 350 MILES
NORTH OF KAUAI. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 13
MILES PER HOUR. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WERE
OBSERVED BETWEEN 24.4N TO 30.0N AND 155.4W TO 165.8W. CLOUD TOPS
RANGED FROM 28 THOUSAND FEET ON THE OUTER CLOUD BANDS OF IGNACIO TO
44 THOUSAND FEET NEAR THE CENTER.

HURRICANE JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 770 MILES EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
OF HAWAII...TRACKING NORTHWEST AT 5 MILES PER HOUR. LAYERED CLOUDS
WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WERE COVERING THE AREA BETWEEN 14.3N TO
24.1N AND 140.0W TO 147.3W. CLOUDS TOPS RANGED FROM 30 THOUSAND
AROUND THE OUTER CLOUD BANDS OF JIMENA TO 48 THOUSAND FEET NEAR THE
CENTER.

LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH TYPHOON KILO WERE COVERING THE AREA
BETWEEN 173.6W TO 180 AND 20.0N TO 30.0N. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS WERE
PUSHING 44 THOUSAND FEET. THIS AREA OF CLOUDS WAS SLOWLY SHIFTING
WESTWARD AS KILO CONTINUED TO TRACK AWAY FROM THE DISCUSSION AREA.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...BROKEN TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WERE COVERING THE BIG ISLAND NORTH OF A LINE FROM HILO
TO MILOLII. ON MAUI COUNTY...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED
EXCEPT FOR A NARROW LINE OF BROKEN COVERAGE EXTENDING FROM KIHEI TO
PAIA ON MAUI. A PATCH OF BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALSO LINGERED OVER
HONOKOWAI. ON OAHU...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE OBSERVED ALONG THE
RIDGES OF THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS...WHILE A STREAM OF BROKEN LOW AND
LAYERED CLOUDS IS FILTERING INTO LEEWARD OAHU. THESE CLOUDS ARE
ASSOCIATED WITH AN OLD BOUNDARY LOCATED SW OF THE ISLANDS. ON KAUAI
COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVERED MUCH OF KAUAI NORTH OF A LINE
FROM KIPU FALLS TO POLIHALE.

ELSEWHERE...SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVERED MOST OF THE AREA
NORTH OF 10N AND BETWEEN THE THREE AFOREMENTIONED HURRICANES. CLOUD
MOTION IS VARIABLE...ERRATIC AT TIMES AS LOW LEVEL FLOW REMAINS
DISRUPTED BY THE INFLUENCE OF THE HURRICANES.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...A 200 MILE-WIDE BAND OF OVERCAST LAYERED
CLOUDS AND THUNDERSTORMS WAS ROUGHLY ALIGNED EAST TO WEST AROUND
10N FROM 158W TO 177W...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS NEAR 53 THOUSAND
FEET. A LARGE CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS CENTERED AROUND 06.8N
151.4W...OR ABOUT 915 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE BIG ISLAND...WITH CLOUD
TOPS NEAR 50 THOUSAND FEET.

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REYNES






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