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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
120 PM SST WED AUG 24 2016

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...MODERATE TO FRESH TRADES WILL
PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE SHORT TERM AS A SURFACE HIGH
PRESSURE TO THE SOUTHWEST OF THE SAMOAN ISLANDS MOVES EAST. THERE
WILL BE CLOUDY SKIES AT TIMES WITH A FEW SHOWERS EMBEDDED WITHIN
THE TRADE WIND FLOW. HENCE...WILL KEEP PREVIOUS FORECAST.

.LONG TERM...
SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THE AFOREMENTIONED HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ITS EASTWARD TRACK...WITH THE
CENTER TO THE SOUTHEAST OF MANU`A ON SATURDAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO A
MORE EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE SAMOAN ISLANDS BY SUNDAY AS IS
REFLECTED IN PREVIOUS FORECAST.

&&

.MARINE...
LATEST BUOY OBSERVATIONS SHOW A CLOSER AGREEMENT WITH WAVE WATCH
MODEL OUTPUT AS COMPARED TO THE LAST TWO DAYS. THE MODELS SHOW
SEAS EXCEEDING ADVISORY THRESHOLDS THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK AS
MULTIPLE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST SWELLS ARRIVE. WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO
MEET ADVISORY CRITERIA. HENCE...WILL CONTINUE BOTH ADVISORIES
THROUGH THE WEEK.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT

&&

$$

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