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ATHW40 PHFO 040530
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC FRI SEP 04 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC SEPTEMBER 04 2015

AS OF 5 PM HST...TROPICAL CYCLONE IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 705
MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF OAHU. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE NORTH
NORTHWEST AT 13 MILES PER HOUR. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WERE OBSERVED BETWEEN 26.4N TO 30.0N AND 159.4W TO
164.4W. CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 30 TO 40 THOUSAND FEET. HURRICANE
JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 690 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 15.8N TO
24.5N AND 140.0W TO 148.5W. CLOUD TOPS RANGED FROM 40 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 170.0W TO 180 AND 24.4N TO 30.0N. HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS WERE
PUSHING 40 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
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS COVERED THE BIG ISLAND. ON MAUI
COUNTY...OVERCAST LOW AND MID LEVEL CLOUDS WERE COVERING ALL THE
COUNTY ISLANDS EXCEPT FOR THE WESTERN HALF OF MOLOKAI WHERE
COVERAGE BECOMES SCATTERED TO BROKEN. ON OAHU AND KAUAI COUNTY...
OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WITH NUMEROUS SHOWERS WERE OBSERVED.

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 LARGE AREA OF DEEP CONVECTION AND
THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR
ITCZ...WAS EXTENDING FROM NEAR THE EQUATOR TO 10.0N AND 150.0W TO
165.5W. CLOUD TOPS IN THESE THUNDERSTORMS RANGED FROM 45 TO 52
THOUSAND FEET.

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