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ATHW40 PHFO 310025
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0030 UTC MON AUG 31 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0000 UTC AUGUST 31 2015

HURRICANE IGNACIO IS CURRENTLY CENTERED ABOUT 390 MILES TO THE EAST
OF HILO. IT IS CURRENTLY MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 12 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 1320 MILES TO THE WEST OF
KAUAI. IT IS CURRENTLY MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT AROUND 8 MILES
PER HOUR. CLOUD TOPS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE UP TO AROUND 54000 FEET IN
THE 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 COUNTY. SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ARE
BANKED UP OVER THE WINDWARD SLOPES FROM NORTH KOHALA SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. DAYTIME HEATING HAS CAUSED LOW
CLOUDS TO BUILD UP OVER THE KONA AND KAU SLOPES. MOST OF MAUI WAS
CLOUD COVERED DUE TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED BAND OF CLOUDS MOVING OVER
THEM. 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 BOTH
THE KOOLAU AND WAIANAE MOUNTAIN RANGES 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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