Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 301533
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SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
120 AM CHST WED OCT 1 2014

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

TROPICAL STORM PHANFONE...CENTERED ABOUT 140 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST
OF SAIPAN...IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT AROUND 15 MPH.
BROKEN TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS...SHOWERS AND ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE MONSOON TROUGH AND THE LARGE CIRCULATION OF
PHANFONE COVER MUCH OF THE AREA BETWEEN 03N TO 25N AND 130E TO
160E. CLOUD TOPS IN THIS GENERAL AREA ARE REACHING 45 TO 57 THOUSAND
FEET...HIGHEST AROUND THE MAIN CIRCULATION OF PHANFONE.

A MONSOON TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS EASTWARD FROM KOROR...TO FAIS
ISLAND...TO GUAM AND INTO THE SOUTHEAST QUADRANT OF PHANFONE...THEN
NORTHEASTWARD TO NEAR 18N 152E. TWO OTHER LARGE CLUSTERS OF BROKEN
TO OVERCAST LAYERED CLOUDS AND ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS ARE LOCATED
BETWEEN 03N TO 10N AND 160E TO 180...WITH CLOUD TOPS PUSHING 54 TO
56 THOUSAND FEET.

ELSEWHERE...MAINLY SCATTERED TO LOCALLY BROKEN CUMULUS AND
STRATOCUMULUS WITH SPORADIC THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY CAN BE OBSERVED TO
THE NORTHEAST OF A LINE FROM THE MARSHALL ISLANDS TO WAKE ISLAND TO
25N 150E. LIGHT WINDS STILL PREVAIL NEAR POHNPEI WITH LITTLE IN THE
WAY OF ORGANIZED CLOUDINESS.

LATEST WATER VAPOR IMAGERY DEPICT A SMALL CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW TO
THE NORTHEAST OF PHANFONE...CENTERED AROUND 21.4N 154.5W...MOVING
WEST NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 20 MPH.

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REYNES






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