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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
205 PM SST SAT AUG 29 2015

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW AN ACTIVE
SURFACE TROUGH ORIENTED TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF THE SAMOAN
GROUP. RAOB FROM THIS AFTERNOON DEPICTS A STABLE AND DRY PROFILE
OVER THE ISLANDS. MODELS ARE NOW HOLDING THE ACTIVE TROUGH
STATIONARY AT ITS CURRENT POSITION. HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH IS
SLOWLY MOVING EASTWARD. STABLE CONDITIONS AND BREEZY TRADES WILL
PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE SHORT TERM. THEREFORE...EXPECT ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND BREEZY TRADES DURING THE SHORT TERM.

.LONG TERM...
TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MODELS ARE NOW BRINGING THE ACTIVE
TROUGH ACROSS THE ISLANDS ON TUESDAY NIGHT BEFORE MOVING WEST ON
FRIDAY NIGHT. TRADES WILL ALSO SHIFT TO GENTLE EAST WINDS ON
TUESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER HIGH PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE
SOUTHWEST ON TUESDAY. HOWEVER...THE SURFACE TROUGH WILL KEEP WINDS
AT GENTLE AND GUSTY CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE LONG TERM. THEREFORE
EXPECT WET WEATHER PATTERNS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK BECOMING
ISOLATED SHOWERS ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

&&

.MARINE...
HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS OF 12
TO 14 FT WILL SUBSIDE 9 TO 12 FT ON TUESDAY. SEAS WILL FURTHER
SUBSIDE BELOW ADVISORY THRESHOLDS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

&&

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

&&

$$

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