Hawaiian Satellite Interpretation Message

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Issued: Aug 02, 2015 7:00 PM HST

Based on data through 7:00 pm Aug 02 2015 HST

As of bulletin time, hurricane Guillermo is about 700 miles east- southeast of Hilo and has been heading west-northwest near 10 mph. The most intense convection with the tropical cyclone is firing from 15°N to 17°N between 144°W and 146°W.

Low clouds blanket most of the Big Island this early evening, with windward areas seeing the most ceilings and precipitation. These clouds are on the northeast periphery of the remnant circulation of former tropical depression Eight-E, which is currently 515 miles south-southwest of Honolulu and moving away to the west. Elsewhere around the aloha state skies are predominantly clear to partly cloudy, with occasional low ceilings over windward locales. Low cloud movement is from the northeast to east-northeast near 20 mph statewide.

Except for broken low clouds northeast clockwise through south of the Big Island, conditions are clear to scattered over the adjacent coastal waters.

As mentioned earlier, the remnants of former tropical depression Eight-E are well south of the islands and pushing west. Isolated convection currently associated with the feature is located from 12.5°N to 14.5°N between 159.5°W and 162.5°W. Another weak low is more than 1100 miles southwest of Kauai and has also been trekking west. Showers and thunderstorms with this system have recently been firing from 11°N to 14.5°N between 172°W and 176.5°W.

Farther south along the intertropical convergence zone, areas of showers and thunderstorms have been igniting from 01°N to 06°N between 151°W and 165°W. And far west of Hawaii, weak surface and upper air troughing are inducing convection north of 25°N between 175°W and the date line at 180.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 0430 UTC