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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
213 PM SST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH NEAR THE
SAMOAN ISLANDS WILL MOVE SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. DRY
EASTERLY WINDS WILL ENHANCE CLOUDS AND AFTERNOON SCATTERED SHOWERS
DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS. EXPECT LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS TO
LINGER OVER THE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY THE
RETURN OF EASTERLY WINDS DURING THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

.LONG TERM...
.FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...LOW-LEVEL CONVERGENCE WILL ENHANCE CLOUDS
AND SCATTERED SHOWERS ESPECIALLY ON THE LEEWARD SIDE OF THE
MOUNTAINS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE GFS MODEL RESOLUTION
MATERIALIZES A CIRCULATION WELL NORTHWEST OF THE REGION STARTING
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. A LOT OF MOISTURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
AREA THUS HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEW
WEEK. AS A RESULT...ANTICIPATE INCREASING CLOUDINESS AND POSSIBLE
TSTMS DURING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS A DEVELOPING CIRCULATION
INTENSIFY WELL NORTHWEST OF THE AREA.

&&

.MARINE...COMBINED SEAS OF 4 TO 6 FEET WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
.NONE.

&&

$$

BAQUI





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