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ATHW40 PHFO 020530
SIMHI

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC SUN AUG 02 2015

BASED ON DATA THROUGH 0500 UTC AUGUST 02 2015

AT 6 PM HST HURRICANE GUILLERMO WAS LOCATED ABOUT 990 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HILO AND MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MILES AN
HOUR. A W-E ORIENTED UPPER LEVEL JET WAS SUPPORTING A LARGE CLUSTER
OF BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS...
WHICH COVERED THE AREA BETWEEN 21.0N TO 27.1N AND 140.0W TO 146.8W.
HIGHEST CLOUD TOPS WERE NEAR 42 THOUSAND FEET.

THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8-E ARE KEEPING BROKEN LOW AND
MID LEVEL CLOUDS JUST S OF THE BIG ISLAND...CENTERED AROUND 15.6N
154.7W WITH CLOUD TOPS NEAR 33 THOUSAND FEET.

CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS...BROKEN TO LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS
COVERED MOST OF THE BIG ISLAND BELLOW 10 THOUSAND FEET...EXCEPT FOR
PATCHES OF MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AROUND KAWAIHAE AND MAHUKONA. ON MAUI
COUNTY...BROKEN  TO OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS COVERED ALL WINDWARD AREAS
OF MAUI...THE INTERIOR W MAUI MOUNTAINS AND LEEWARD HALEAKALA FROM
WAILEA TO ULUPALAKUA. LOCALLY OVERCAST LOW CLOUDS WERE OBSERVED
OVER THE E MOLOKAI MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR LANAI. ON OAHU AND
KAUAI...MAINLY SCATTERED LOW CLOUDS PREVAIL...EXCEPT FOR LINGERING
BROKEN LOW CLOUDS ALONG THE RIDGES OF THE KOOLAU MOUNTAINS AND
INTERIOR KAUAI.

ELSEWHERE...AN AREA OF BROKEN LAYERED CLOUDS AND STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS COVERED THE AREA BETWEEN 11.4N TO 20.2N AND 167.5W TO
179.6W. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS AREA WERE BETWEEN 45 AND 55 THOUSAND
FEET. THESE STORMS WERE FORMING IN THE VICINITY OF A COUPLE OF
SURFACE TROUGHS MIGRATING WESTWARD THROUGH THE AREA. ALSO...AN UPPER
LOW FAR NW OF THE ALOHA STATE IS GENERATING SMALL CLUSTERS OF
THUNDERSTORMS AROUND 28.4N 174.3W WITH CLOUD TOPS REACHING 45
THOUSAND FEET.

FAR S OF THE ISLANDS...DEEP CONVECTION AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE
OBSERVED ALONG THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE...OR ITCZ...S OF
10N BETWEEN 140.0W AND 158.0W WITH CLOUD TOPS RANGING FORM 45 TO 52
THOUSAND FEET.


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REYNES






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