Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 261539
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 AM CHST FRI MAR 27 2015

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

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE CENTERED CLOSE TO POHNPEI NEAR 7N160E IS THE
SUBJECT OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT ISSUED BY THE JOINT
TYPHOON WARNING CENTER. IT IS ABOUT 135 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF
POHNPEI. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE OCCURRING
NORTHWEST AND NORTH OF THE CENTER OVER POHNPEI BUT NORTH OF KOSRAE
BETWEEN 6N AND 11N FROM 155E TO 162E. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS
DISTURBANCE...PLEASE READ THE FORMATION ALERT UNDER WMO HEADER
WTPN21 PGTW AND SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE UNDER WMO HEADER WWPQ80 PGUM.

A NEAR-EQUATORIAL TROUGH MEANDERS EASTWARD FROM NEAR MINDANAO
THROUGH 4N130E AND A WEAK CIRCULATION CENTERED SOUTH OF KOROR NEAR
3N136E TO THE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE CENTERED NEAR POHNPEI...THEN
TURNS SOUTHEASTWARD TO END NEAR 1N180. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
SEEN NEAR THE CIRCULATION AND NORTH OF THE TROUGH...SOUTH OF KOROR
AND YAP WITHIN 110 MILES OF A LINE FROM 3N131E TO 7N145E. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FOUND SOUTH OF THE
DISTURBANCE WITHIN 80 MILES OF A LINE FROM 4N153E TO 1N159E TO
2N170E...AND ALSO NEAR THE TROUGH OVER KWAJALEIN AND MAJURO WITHIN
85 MILES OF A LINE FROM 10N164E TO EQ180.

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD FROM NORTHEAST OF WAKE ISLAND
THROUGH 25N168E TO SOUTHEAST OF MINAMI TORI SHIMA AT 18N155E...THEN
CONTINUES AS A SHEAR LINE TO END NEAR YAP AT 9N138E. CLOUDINESS AND
RAIN ARE EVIDENT ALONG AND UP TO 280 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT.
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE PRESENT ALONG AND UP TO 180 MILES
NORTHWEST OF THE SHEAR LINE.

ANOTHER SHEAR LINE REACHES SOUTHWESTWARD FROM SOUTH OF MINAMI TORI
SHIMA AT 20N155E TO END NORTHWEST OF KOROR AT 10N130E. PATCHY CLOUDS
AND LIGHT SHOWERS ARE EVIDENT ALONG AND UP TO 250 MILES NORTHWEST OF
THIS FEATURE.

$$

CHAN



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