Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 230322
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 PM CHST SAT AUG 23 2014

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

A WEAK CIRCULATION IS LOCATED NEAR 15N131E. A MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS
SOUTHEASTWARD FORM THE CIRCULATION TO 12N137E TO ANOTHER CIRCULATION
NORTH OF ULITHI NEAR 12N140E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE FOUND NORTH OF PALAU BETWEEN 10N AND 16N FROM 130E
TO 140E.

A SURFACE CIRCULATION STRETCHES FROM 5N143E TO 10N143E AND IS
ASSOCIATED WITH AN AREA OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS EAST OF YAP BETWEEN 3N AND 10N FROM 140E TO 143E.

AN UPPER-LEVEL LOW IS LOCATED TO THE WEST OF THE MARIANAS NEAR
14N144E. A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 11N144E TO 19N150E. THE
COMBINATION OF THESE TWO FEATURES IS CAUSING PATCHES OF SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE MARIANAS 70 MILES EAST
AND WEST OF THE TROUGH AXIS.

LOW-LEVEL WIND FLOW CONVERGENCE COMBINED WITH FAVORABLE UPPER-LEVEL
WINDS IS PRODUCING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO
THE NORTHWEST OF THE MARIANAS BETWEEN 17N AND 23 FROM 135E TO 139E
AND NORTHEAST OF THE MARIANAS BETWEEN 22N AND 25N FROM 153E TO 155E.

AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH IS GENERATING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS NEAR PALAU BETWEEN 4N AND 8N FROM 130E TO 136E.

A SURFACE TROUGH STRETCHES FROM 10N156E TO 14N158E. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE LOCATED NORTH OF POHNPEI
BETWEEN 11N AND 13N FROM 155E TO 157E.

LOW-LEVEL CONVERGENCE IS GENERATING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS EAST OF MAJURO BETWEEN 7N FORM 11N FROM 175E TO 180.

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ZIOBRO




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