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ATHW40 PHFO 301831
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1830 UTC SUN AUG 30 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1800 UTC AUGUST 30 2015

HURRICANE IGNACIO IS CURRENTLY CENTERED ABOUT 420 MILES TO THE EAST
OF HILO. IT IS CURRENTLY MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 9 MILES PER
HOUR. CLOUD TOPS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE UP TO AROUND 54000 FEET IN THE
WESTERN EYEWALL. WEST-SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT IS CAUSING SOME HIGH
CIRRUS CLOUDS TO BE BLOWN OFF TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE SYSTEM.

HURRICANE KILO IS CURRENTLY CENTERED ABOUT 1150 MILES TO THE WEST OF
KAUAI. IT IS CURRENTLY MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 9 MILES
PER HOUR. CLOUD TOPS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE UP TO AROUND 54000 FEET IN
THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE EYEWALL.

A NORTH-NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTH-SOUTHWEST ORIENTED BAND OF CLOUDS IS
SEEN MOVING WESTWARD IN A LIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE TRADE WIND
ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS PROVIDING FOR ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF CLOUD COVER
OVER PORTIONS OF MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND. MOST OF THE WINDWARD
SLOPES FROM NORTH KOHALA SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA
DISTRICTS ARE CLOUD COVERED. MOST OF THE CLOUD TOPS ARE IN THE 10000
TO 15000 FOOT RANGE BUT THERE ARE A FEW COLDER CLOUD TOPS EVIDENT
WITH TOPS ESTIMATED UP TO AROUND 34000 FEET. OVER MAUI CLOUDS ARE
COVERING THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SLOPES OF HALEAKALA AS WELL AS
OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS. OVER MOLOKAI
LOW CLOUDS ARE COVERING NORTHERN AND EASTERN SECTIONS WHILE INTERIOR
SECTIONS OF LANAI ALSO CLOUD COVERED. OVER OAHU LOW CLOUDS ARE
BANKED UP OVER THE SLOPES AND SUMMITS OF THE KOOLAU RANGE WITH A FEW
LOW CLOUDS SEEN ELSEWHERE. OVER KAUAI LOW CLOUDS ARE BANKED UP OVER
EASTERN AND INTERIOR AREAS WITH A FEW LOW CLOUDS SEEN ELSEWHERE.

ELSEWHERE A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE SEEN ON THE SOUTH SIDE UP AN UPPER
LOW WHICH IS CENTERED FAR TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE STATE. A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO SEEN FAR TO THE SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE STATE
ALONG THE ITCZ.

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BURKE





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