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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
139 PM SST SUN AUG 31 2014

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT)...
LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS AN ACTIVE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATIONARY FRONT TO THE NORTH OF THE ISLANDS.
THIS FRONT IS STILL FORECASTED TO REMAIN TO THE NORTH THROUGH THE
SHORT TERM. HOWEVER...LATEST SOLUTIONS SHOW SOME MOISTURE DRIFTING
OVER THE ISLANDS TONIGHT. OTHERWISE...DRIER CONDITIONS AND MODERATE
TO FRESH EASTERLIES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE TERRITORY AS A SURFACE
RIDGE LIES JUST SOUTH OF THE ISLANDS.

.LONG TERM (WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)...
THE STATIONARY FRONT TO THE NORTH AND THE STAGNANT SURFACE RIDGE TO
THE SOUTH WILL MAINTAIN THE BENIGN WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS. WITH
THE EXCEPTION OF LATE THURSDAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY...WHERE A SLIGHT
UPTICK IN SHOWERS AND CLOUDS ARE EXPECTED...AS THE AFOREMENTIONED RIDGE
DRIFTS SLIGHTLY TO THE SOUTH...AND THE AFOREMENTIONED FRONT DRIFTS CLOSER
TO THE ISLANDS. UNLIKE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...LATEST SOLUTIONS SHOW MODERATE
TO FRESH EASTERLIES TO REMAIN THROUGH THE LONG TERM WITHOUT THE SLIGHT
INCREASE THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED TOWARDS THE LATTER PART OF THE
WEEK. RATHER...A WINDS WILL SLIGHTLY DIMINISH THROUGH THE WEEKEND
AS GRADIENTS ARE MORE LAX OVER THE AREA.

&&

.MARINE...
SEAS AND WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN ADVISORIES FOR HIGH SURF AND
SMALL CRAFTS THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY.

&&

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

&&

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