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ATHW40 PHFO 020525
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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC WED SEP 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC SEPTEMBER 02 2015

AS OF 700 PM HST...TROPICAL STORM IGNACIO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 260
MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF HONOLULU...HAWAII. IGNACIO WAS TRACKING
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST 13 MPH. LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED BETWEEN 22N AND 30N FROM 146W TO 157W.
MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF IGNACIO THAT
EXTENDED UP TO 45 TO 50 THOUSAND FEET.

HURRICANE JIMENA WAS LOCATED ABOUT 910 MILES EAST OF HILO...HAWAII.
JIMENA WAS TRACKING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 9 MPH. LAYERED CLOUDS WERE
DEPICTED BETWEEN 12N AND 24N FROM 140W TO 147W. MAXIMUM CLOUD TOPS
WERE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF JIMENA...WHICH EXTENDED AS HIGH AS
45 TO 50 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...SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW-LEVEL
CLOUDS WERE TRACKING SOUTHWARD OVER THE ISLANDS. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
WERE LOCATED OVER THE SOUTHEAST SECTION OF THE BIG ISLAND. MAXIMUM
CLOUD TOPS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE CLOUDS EXTENDED AS HIGH AS 35 TO 40
THOUSAND FEET. LATEST SATELLITE LOOP INDICATED SOME GRADUAL CLOUD
TOP WARMING...WHICH INDICATED THAT THE STORMS WERE BEGINNING TO
WEAKEN.

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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AG




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