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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
211 PM SST THU AUG 21 2014

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...DRY SUBSIDENCE CONTINUE TO
STABILIZE CONDITIONS OVER THE ISLANDS WHILE PUSH MOST OF THE
CONVECTIONS TO THE NORTHEAST. RAOB FROM THIS AFTERNOON DEPICTS A
STABLE PROFILE. MODELS CONTINUE TO HOLD MOST OF THE MOISTURE TO
THE NORTHEAST IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THEREFORE...WILL KEEP THE
PREVIOUS FCST.

.LONG TERM...
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...TRADES WILL USHER MODERATE TO FRESH
CONDITIONS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA. A LARGE SCALE
OF HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WELL SOUTHWEST OF SAMOA WILL STALL NEAR
NEW ZEALAND THUS THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL
SWEEP WET WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER THE SAMOAN ISLANDS INTO THE
MIDWEEK. AS A RESULT...ANTICIPATE SCATTERED TO OVERCAST CLOUD
COVERAGE AND ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS.

&&

.MARINE...
SEAS HAVE SUBSIDED 6 TO 8 FT BEFORE REDUCING BELOW ADVISORY
LEVELS ON FRIDAY MORNING. HOWEVER...ANOTHER SETS OF SWELLS WILL
IMPACT COASTAL WATERS ON SATURDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH MIDWEEK.
THEREFORE...SCA REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR TONIGHT.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SCA REMAINS IN EFFECT.

&&

$$

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