Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 221453
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1253 AM CHST MON JAN 23 2017

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

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD FROM NORTHEAST OF WAKE ISLAND
THROUGH 25N174E TO NEAR WAKE ISLAND AT 20N165E...THEN CONTINUES
AS A SHEAR LINE PASSING SOUTH OF GUAM AT 12N145E TO BEYOND 130E AT
6N. CLOUDINESS AND RAIN ARE SEEN ALONG AND UP TO 200 MILES
NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT. PATCHY CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ARE FOUND ALONG
AND UP TO 150 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE SHEAR LINE BETWEEN 139E AND
165E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRESENT ALONG
AND UP TO 150 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE REST OF THE SHEAR
LINE...NORTH OF KOROR AND YAP.

A NEAR-EQUATORIAL TROUGH RUNS EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD FROM SOUTHWEST
OF KOROR AT 2N132E TO END SOUTHEAST OF POHNPEI AT EQ162E. WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE EVIDENT NORTH OF
THIS FEATURE SOUTHWEST OF CHUUK BUT NEAR POHNPEI AND KOSRAE
WITHIN 90 MILES OF A LINE FROM 7N146E TO 3N148E TO 6N155E TO
4N164E.

A TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE IS CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTHERN MARSHALL ISLANDS BETWEEN 4N AND 8N
FROM 167E TO 178E.

$$

CHAN



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