Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 271459
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 AM CHST WED JAN 28 2015

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

A SHEAR LINE REACHES SOUTHWESTWARD FROM SOUTH OF MIDWAY THROUGH
23N180...PASSING JUST NORTH OF WAKE ISLAND AT 20N167E TO END EAST OF
THE NORTHERN CNMI AT 18N150E. CLOUDINESS AND PATCHY RAIN ARE SEEN
ALONG AND UP TO 200 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE SHEAR LINE.

A SURFACE TROUGH CURVES NORTHWARD FROM NORTHEAST OF YAP AT 11N141E
TO END NEAR IWO TO ISLAND AT 25N139E. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE EVIDENT
NEAR THIS SYSTEM BETWEEN THE NORTHERN CNMI AND IWO TO ISLAND...NORTH
OF A LINE FROM 18N143E TO 20N147E.

AN OLD SHEAR LINE RUNS SOUTHWESTWARD FROM WEST OF JOHNSTON ATOLL
THROUGH 17N180 TO END NEAR ENEWETAK ATOLL AT 10N160E. SCATTERED
SHOWERS ARE FOUND ALONG AND UP TO 140 MILES NORTHWEST OF THIS
FEATURE.

A NEAR-EQUATORIAL TROUGH MEANDERS EASTWARD FROM NORTH MALUKU THROUGH
3N130E TO END AT A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE CENTERED NEAR BUTARITARI
ATOLL AT 2N173E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE
PRESENT NEAR THE TROUGH SOUTH OF CHUUK BETWEEN 1N AND 6N FROM 150E
TO 155E. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE OCCURRING
NORTH OF THE DISTURBANCE CENTER OVER THE SOUTHERN MARSHALL ISLANDS
WITHIN 85 MILES OF A LINE FROM 4N168E TO 6N174E TO 5N180.

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CHAN


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