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Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message
Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message
Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message

Hawaiian Islands Satellite Interpretation Message
  • Data Time
    Based on data through 1800 UTC September 02 2015.

  • Message

    As of 500 am HST, tropical storm Ignacio was located about 320 miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii. Ignacio was tracking toward the northwest at 12 miles per hour. Layered clouds with embedded thunderstorms were located north of 24°N from 152°W to 161°W. Maximum cloud tops were located near the center of Ignacio that extended up to 40 to 55 thousand feet. Hurricane Jimena was located about 1015 miles east of Honolulu, Hawaii. Jimena was tracking west-northwest at 8 miles per hour. Layered clouds with embedded thunderstorms were depicted between 14°N and 22°N from 139°W to 146°W. Maximum cloud tops were located near the center of Jimena, which extended as high as 50 to 55 thousand feet.

    Layered clouds associated with typhoon Kilo were located west of 176°W between 20°N and 30°N. 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.

    A trough along a curve from 12°N 160°W to 10°N 174°W to 11°N 180°W contained scattered to numerous thunderstorms. The cumulonimbus clouds were tracking toward the west at 10 to 20 mph. Maximum cloud tops extended as high as 50 to 55 thousand feet.

    Over the main Hawaiian islands, isolated to scattered low-level clouds were depicted with tops below 10 thousand feet. Also, isolated to scattered cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds were across the area. Cloud tops within this line extended as high as 30 to 35 thousand feet. At 1800 UTC, Niihau, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Kahoolawe were partly cloudy. Kauai was partly sunny, except mostly cloudy over the north coast. Over the Big Island it was mostly cloudy, except partly sunny over the south Hilo, Puna and northern Kau districts.

    Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 1800 UTC
    Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 1800 UTC



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