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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
1230 UTC WED SEP 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 1200 UTC SEPTEMBER 02 2015

AS OF 200 AM HST...TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 290
MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF HONOLULU...HAWAII. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED BETWEEN 23N AND 30N FROM 151W TO 160W.
MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF IGNACIO THAT
EXTENDED UP TO 45 TO 50 THOUSAND FEET.

HURRICANE JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 855 MILES EAST OF HILO...HAWAII.
JIMENA WAS TRACKING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 9 MPH. LAYERED CLOUDS WERE
DEPICTED BETWEEN 13N AND 24N FROM 140W TO 147W. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS
WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF JIMENA...WHICH EXTENDED AS HIGH AS
55 TO 60 THOUSAND FEET.

LAYERED CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH TYPHOON KILO WERE LOCATED BETWEEN 22N
AND 30N FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE TO 173W. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS
ASSOCIATED WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED AS HIGH AS 45 TO 50
THOUSAND FEET. THIS AREA OF CLOUDS WAS SLOWLY SHIFTING WESTWARD AS
KILO CONTINUED TO TRACK AWAY FROM THE DISCUSSION AREA.

OVER THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED LOW-LEVEL
CLOUDS WERE DEPICTED WITH TOPS BELOW 10 THOUSAND FEET. A LINE OF
CUMULUS AND CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS WAS BECOMING ESTABLISHED OVER THE
ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL THAT WAS ORIENTED FROM NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST.
THIS LINE OF CLOUDS WAS IMPACTING PORTIONS OF THE WEST COAST OF THE
BIG ISLAND...MOSTLY FROM KONA TO KOHALA. CLOUD TOPS WITHIN THIS LINE
EXTENDED AS HIGH AS 35 TO 40 THOUSAND FEET.

WELL SOUTH OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 10N FROM 164W TO
THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE. THIS COVERAGE WAS TRACKING TOWARD THE
WEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS EXTENDED AS HIGH AS 55 TO
60 THOUSAND FEET.

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