Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 230239
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 PM CHST MON JAN 23 2017

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

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD FROM NEAR MIDWAY ISLAND
THROUGH 25N180 TO NORTHEAST OF WAKE ISLAND AT 22N175E AND ENDING
NEAR 22N156E. THE BOUNDARY CONTINUES AT THIS POINT AS A SHEAR LINE
PASSING SOUTH OF GUAM AT 11N145E TO BEYOND 130E AT 7N. CLOUDINESS
AND RAIN ARE SEEN ALONG NORTHWEST OF THE FRONT TO BEYOND 25N. PATCHY
CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ARE FOUND ALONG AND UP TO 150 MILES NORTHWEST OF
THE SHEAR LINE BETWEEN 148E AND 139E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRESENT ALONG AND UP TO 150 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE
SHEAR LINE FROM 139E TO BEYOND 130E...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.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE EVIDENT ALONG AND
NORTH OF THIS FEATURE WITHIN 60 MILES OF A LINE FROM 2N139E TO
EQ142E...AND BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 4N FROM 144E TO 146E. WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE SEEN FROM NEAR AND
SOUTH OF CHUUK...POHNPEI AND KOSRAE BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 7N
FROM 149E TO 163E.

A TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE IS CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE MARSHALL ISLANDS BETWEEN 4N AND 9N
FROM 165E TO 177E...THIS INCLUDES BOTH KWAJALEIN AND MAJURO.

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KLEESCHULTE



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