Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 280257
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 PM CHST SUN DEC 28 2014

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

A COLD FRONT CURVES SOUTHWESTWARD FROM NORTHEAST OF WAKE ISLAND
THROUGH 25N168E TO SOUTHEAST OF MINAMI TORI SHIMA AT 23N160E...THEN
CONTINUES AS A SHEAR LINE TO END AT 14N130E. CLOUDS AND SCATTERED
SHOWERS ARE PRESENT ALONG AND UP TO 400 MILES NORTHWEST OF THIS
BOUNDARY.

A NEAR-EQUATORIAL TROUGH RUNS SOUTHEASTWARD FROM NEAR MINDANAO
THROUGH 6N130E TO END AT EQ143E. CONVERGING SURFACE WINDS NORTH OF
THE TROUGH ARE CREATING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
NEAR KOROR...WEST OF A LINE FROM 7N137E TO 16N134E. SIMILAR WEATHER
IS ALSO FOUND NEAR YAP WITHIN 50 MILES OF 9N138E.

A TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE IS CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS NEAR GUAM BUT
WEST OF SAIPAN WITHIN 65 MILES OF A LINE FROM 12N145E TO 15N143E.

TRADE-WIND CONVERGENCE IS COUPLING WITH DIVERGENT UPPER-LEVEL WINDS
TO TRIGGER SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS FROM WELL
SOUTH OF GUAM TO SOUTH OF KOSRAE WITHIN 160 MILES OF A LINE FROM
5N141E TO 1N166E.

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CHAN





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