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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
149 PM SST THU OCT 23 2014

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW A LOW
LEVEL CONVERGENCE NEAR NORTH OF THE ISLANDS. RAOB FROM THIS
AFTERNOON DEPICTS A STABLE PROFILE. MODELS ARE NOW BRINGING
REMNANTS OF DEVELOPING TROUGH TO THE SOUTH OVER THE ISLANDS ON
FRIDAY NIGHT AND HOLD IT THROUGH SATURDAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE ON SATURDAY NIGHT AS THE TROUGH MOVES
FARTHER EAST. THEREFORE...WILL AMEND THE PREVIOUS FCST TO REFLECT
THE CURRENT PREDICTIONS.

.LONG TERM...
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...ANOTHER HIGH PRESSURE WILL ONCE AGAIN
ELEVATE WINDS TO GENTLE EAST WINDS. A LOW LEVEL CONVERGENCE IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE ISLANDS ON TUESDAY AND PERSIST
THROUGH THE REST OF THE FORECAST. FOR NOW...WILL KEEP THE PREVIOUS
FCST WHILE WAITING FOR A FEW MORE MODEL RUNS.

&&

.MARINE...
SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FT WILL PERSIST BEFORE SUBSIDING 4 TO 6 FT ON
SATURDAY. NO SIGNIFICANT SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPACT COASTAL
WATERS AND SHORELINES IN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE

&&

$$

MALALA






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