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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
213 PM SST THU APR 28 2016

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW
SCATTERED CONVECTIONS OVER TUTUILA AND MANUA AS THE STRONG HIGH
PRESSURE NEAR NEW ZEALAND MOVES EASTWARD SLOWLY. RAOB FROM THIS
AFTERNOON DEPICTS AN UNSTABLE PROFILE OVER THE ISLANDS. MODELS
SUGGEST THAT BREEZY TRADES WILL SHIFT EAST ON FRIDAY BEFORE
DIMINISHING TO GENTLE EAST WINDS ON FRIDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL
FURTHER DIMINISH TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE ON SATURDAY MORNING.
WITH THE DECREASE IN WIND SPEED...SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL SUBSIDE
TO ISOLATED SHOWERS ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

.LONG TERM...
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH WILL AGAIN
PUSH TO THE SURFACE TROUGH UP NORTH ON SUNDAY. BREEZY AND STRONG
TRADES WILL AGAIN MOVE ACROSS THE ISLANDS ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND
PERSIST THROUGH THE REST OF THE FORECAST. THEREFORE EXPECT
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND BREEZY TO STRONG TRADES DURING THE LONG
TERM.

&&

.MARINE...
HAZARDOUS SEAS 7 TO 9 FT WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE
BUILDING 9 TO 12 FT ON MONDAY MORNING.

&&

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

&&

$$

MALALA





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