Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 041524
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
124 AM CHST THU MAY 5 2016

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 22N174E...THEN CONTINUES
WESTWARD AS A SHEAR LINE TO END NORTHEAST OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS
AT 21N150E. EAST OF 161E...PATCHY CLOUDS AND RAIN ARE SEEN ALONG
AND UP TO 230 MILES NORTHWEST OF THIS BOUNDARY. WEST OF 161E... AN
UPPER-LEVEL LOW CENTERED NEAR MINAMI TORI SHIMA AT 22N155E IS
TRIGGERING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ALONG AND
UP TO 280 MILES NORTH OF THE SHEAR LINE.

A FRONTAL BOUNDARY CURVES SOUTHWESTWARD FROM NORTHWEST OF IWO TO
ISLAND THROUGH 25N143E TO BEYOND 130E AT 23N. CLOUDINESS AND
SCATTERED SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE ARE FOUND NORTH OF
A LINE FROM 23N130E TO 23N145E.

A TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE IS CAUSING WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM
ROTA AND SAIPAN SOUTHEASTWARD TO NORTH OF CHUUK WITHIN 65 MILES OF
A LINE FROM 14N145E TO 16N147E TO 13N154E.

A FEW MORE TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCES ARE TRIGGERING SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF KOROR AND YAP WITHIN 100 MILES OF
A LINE FROM 1N130E TO 1N139E TO 7N145E AND ALSO SOUTH OF CHUUK
BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 3N FROM 148E TO 154E. SIMILAR CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT ACROSS THE MARSHALL ISLANDS...TARAWA AND BUTARITARI
ATOLLS WITHIN 150 MILES OF A LINE FROM 9N169E TO 3N173E TO 3N180.

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CHAN


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