Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 251430
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 AM CHST TUE JUL 26 2016

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

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS CENTERED NEAR 5N140E. EXTENSIVE CLOUDS
WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN PATCHY AREAS
FROM PALAU ACROSS YAP AND CHUUK STATES TO POHNPEI STATE ARE IN A
LARGE AREA SOUTH OF 13N FROM 130E TO 155E.

A TRADE-WIND TROUGH APPROACHING THE MARIANA ISLANDS IS CAUSING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 60 MILES OF A
LINE FROM 14N146E TO 17N151E.

TRADE-WIND CONVERGENCE AND UPPER-LEVEL DIVERGENCE ARE PRODUCING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS FROM NORTH OF KOSRAE
ACROSS THE MARSHALL ISLANDS BETWEEN 10N AND 6N FROM 163E TO 177E AND
JUST EAST OF BUTARITARI WITHIN 90 MILES OF 3N175E.

A CIRCULATION IS JUST NORTH OF WAKE ISLAND NEAR 21N167E. CLOUDINESS
WITH PATCHY SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE NORTH OF 18N FROM
167E TO 177E.

A STATIONARY FRONT CUTS SOUTHWESTWARD ACROSS THE FAR NORTH MARIANAS
FROM 25N157E TO 19N149E TO 16N140E. WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A
FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALONG AND UP TO 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE
FRONT. ALSO...CLOUDINESS AND PATCHY SHOWERS ARE NORTH OF 21N FROM
135E TO 167E.

$$

SIMPSON



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