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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1130 UTC THU SEP 03 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1100 UTC SEPTEMBER 03 2015

AS OF 11 PM HST...HURRICANE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 505 MILES
NORTHWEST OF OAHU. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 14
MILES PER HOUR. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WERE
OBSERVED BETWEEN 24.8N TO 30.0N AND 158.8W TO 164.6W. CLOUD TOPS
RANGED FROM 24 THOUSAND FEET ON THE OUTER CLOUD BANDS OF IGNACIO TO
45 THOUSAND FEET NEAR THE CENTER.

HURRICANE JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 755 MILES EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND
OF HAWAII...TRACKING NORTHWEST AT 3 MILES PER HOUR. LAYERED CLOUDS
WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WERE COVERING THE AREA BETWEEN 14.5N TO
22.1N AND 140.0W TO 147.2W. CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 23 THOUSAND FEET
AROUND THE OUTER CLOUD BANDS OF JIMENA TO 51 THOUSAND FEET NEAR THE
CENTER.

LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH TYPHOON KILO WERE COVERING THE AREA
BETWEEN 173.7W TO 180 AND 21.9N TO 30.0N. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS WERE
PUSHING 48 THOUSAND FEET. THIS AREA OF CLOUDS WAS SLOWLY SHIFTING
WESTWARD AS KILO CONTINUED TO TRACK AWAY FROM THE DISCUSSION AREA.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED OVER THE BIG
ISLAND. ON MAUI COUNTY...BROKEN LOW CLOUDS COVERED THE EASTERN HALF
OF MAUI...WHILE A SWATH OF BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS WAS MOVING INTO
WESTERN MOLOKAI. ON OAHU...OVERCAST HIGH CLOUDS COVERED THE WESTERN
HALF OF THAT ISLAND...WHILE BROKEN LOW CLOUDS WERE BUILDING
ELSEWHERE. ON KAUAI COUNTY...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAILED...
EXCEPT FOR LOCATIONS ALONG THE EASTERN COASTLINE OF KAUAI WHERE A
SWATH OF OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WAS MOVING IN FROM THE KAUAI
CHANNEL WATERS.

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 250 MILE-WIDE BAND OF OVERCAST LAYERED
CLOUDS AND THUNDERSTORMS WAS ROUGHLY ALIGNED EAST TO WEST AROUND
09N FROM 150.9W TO 167.2W...WITH HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS NEAR 55 THOUSAND
FEET.

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REYNES






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