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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
109 PM SST TUE SEP 16 2014

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...IT WILL BE FAIRLY QUIET DURING
THE NEXT FEW DAYS. DRY TRADE-WINDS WILL SUSTAIN FAVORABLE WEATHER
CONDITIONS THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A DEVELOPING AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH OF THE SAMOAN ISLANDS WILL BUILD EASTWARD
THUS MINIMAL SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. HAVE
POSTPONED THE ARRIVAL OF SOUTHEAST WINDS UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING. A
WEAK SURFACE TROUGH NEAR TUTUILA AND MANUA WILL DRIFT EASTWARD OF
MANUA DURING WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. THUS...MODERATE BREEZE
WILL PICK UP A NOTCH TO 15 TO 20 KT STARTING THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM...
.FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...A BROAD AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE
SOUTH WILL USHER FRESH TRADE-WINDS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS THROUGH
SATURDAY. AS A SURFACE RIDGE FROM THE HIGH ANCHORS TO THE SOUTH
OF THE REGION...MOSTLY SUNNY DAYS AND CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY
NIGHTS ARE POSSIBLE. THEREFORE...ANTICIPATE RELATIVELY DRY WEATHER
CONDITION PATTERN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.MARINE...COMBINED SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT SWELLS EXPECTED BEFORE
THE END OF THE WEEK.

&&

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

&&

$$

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