Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 270248
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1248 PM CHST MON FEB 27 2017

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

TRADE-WIND CONVERGENCE IS CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER A LARGE PORTION OF MICRONESIA. ONE AREA EXTENDS
FROM JUST SOUTH OF MAJURO WESTWARD TO JUST WEST OF KOSRAE OR
WITHIN 75 MILES OF A LINE FROM 4N160E TO 5N171E. A SECOND LARGER
AREA EXTENDS FROM SOUTH OF CHUUK AND POHNPEI BETWEEN THE EQUATOR
AND 5N FROM 147E TO 160E.

A WEAK DISSIPATING SHEAR LINE IS CREATING ISOLATED SHOWERS FROM
NEAR WAKE ISLAND SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE MARIANA ISLANDS.
SHOWERS ARE 75 MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 21N170 TO 15N160E
TO 14N145E TO 11N138E.

A COLD FRONT ENTERS THE AREA AT 25N140E AND EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD
OUT OF OUR AREA AT 21N130E. CLOUDS AND RAIN EXTEND ABOUT 200 MILES
NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT.

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