Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 020246 RRA
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 PM CHST MON MAY 2 2016

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

A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD FROM 25N156E TO 21N144E TO
20N130E. CLOUDINESS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE
PRESENT ALONG AND UP TO 175 MILES NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF THIS FRONT.

A WEAK TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE IS PRODUCING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF PALAU AND YAP...IN THE AREA BOUNDED
BY 6N134E TO 6N150E TO EQ144E TO EQ135E BACK TO 6N134E.

A NEAR-EQUATORIAL TROUGH RUNS FROM 2N148E TO 5N157E TO EQ166E.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE OCCURRING NEAR THE
TROUGH IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY 6N156E TO 4N170E TO EQ171E TO EQ161E
BACK TO 6N156E...SOUTH OF POHNPEI AND JUST SOUTH OF KOSRAE. IN
ADDITION...SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE SEEN BETWEEN CHUUK AND POHNPEI
BETWEEN 3N AND 8N FROM 153E TO 156E.

LOW-LEVEL CONVERGENCE IS GENERATING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS SOUTHEAST OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS BETWEEN THE EQUATOR
AND 3N FROM 171E TO THE DATE LINE.

$$

MGM



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