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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
203 PM SST WED SEP 17 2014

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW
CONVECTIONS DISSIPATING OVER TUTUILA AND AUNUU FROM THIS MORNING.
RAOB FROM THIS AFTERNOON DEPICTS A STABLE PROFILE WITH WINDS
BACKING IN HEIGHTS AT THE MID LEVELS. MODELS CONTINUE TO MIGRATE
THE HIGH TO THE SOUTH OF TONGA EASTWARD TONIGHT. WITH THE TROUGH
MOVING NORTHEAST...SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL SLIGHTLY INCREASE TO
BREEZY CONDITIONS ON THURSDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING TO GENTLE EAST
WINDS ON SATURDAY MORNING. THEREFORE NO CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUS
FCST.

.LONG TERM...
SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...A TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO BUILD TO THE
SOUTH OF THE ISLANDS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW WEEK. WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN GENTLE CONDITIONS DURING THE LONG TERM.
SHOWERS WILL REMAIN AT A MINIMAL DURING THE REST OF THE FCST.
THEREFORE NO CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUS FCST.

&&

.MARINE...
SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET WILL PERSIST TONIGHT. WITH BREEZY
TRADES...SEAS WILL BUILD 6 TO 8 FT ON THURSDAY MORNING UNTIL
FRIDAY NIGHT.


&&

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

&&

$$

MALALA






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