Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 031541
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
141 AM CHST WED MAY 4 2016

WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 25N FROM 130E TO 180.

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD FROM NORTHEAST OF WAKE ISLAND
THROUGH 25N172E TO SOUTHEAST OF MINAMI TORI SHIMA AT 23N160E...
THEN CONTINUES AS A SHEAR LINE TO END NEAR THE NORTHERN TIP OF THE
MARIANA ISLANDS AT 20N143E. PATCHY CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ARE SEEN
ALONG AND UP TO 200 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT AND ALSO THE
SHEAR LINE WEST OF 150E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE FOUND ALONG AND UP TO 280 MILES NORTH OF THE
SHEAR LINE BETWEEN 150E AND 160E.

A TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE IS PRODUCING SCATTERED SHOWERS EAST OF
GUAM AND SAIPAN...NORTH OF CHUUK AND POHNPEI BETWEEN 10N AND 16N
FROM 151E TO 160E.

A NEAR-EQUATORIAL TROUGH REACHES NORTHEASTWARD FROM NORTH MALUKU
THROUGH 1N130E TO SOUTH OF CHUUK AT 3N153E...THEN TURNS
SOUTHEASTWARD TO END SOUTHEAST OF KOSRAE AT EQ165E. A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS ARE OCCURRING NEAR THIS FEATURE FROM SOUTH OF KOROR
TO SOUTHWEST OF CHUUK WITHIN 100 MILES OF A LINE FROM 3N135E TO
2N150E...AND ALSO NEAR KOSRAE WITHIN 100 MILES OF A LINE FROM
5N163E TO EQ162E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ARE PRESENT OVER CHUUK WITHIN 125 MILES OF A LINE FROM 7N149E TO
4N156E TO EQ155E.

A TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE IS CREATING SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER
KWAJALEIN BUT NORTH OF MAJURO BETWEEN 8N AND 12N FROM 167E TO
180. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EVIDENT FROM MAJURO EASTWARD
WITHIN 70 MILES OF A LINE FROM 7N170E TO 4N180. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE FLARING UP NEAR TARAWA AND BUTARITARI
ATOLLS SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 3N173E TO 2N180.

$$

CHAN


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