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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
144 PM SST TUE AUG 30 2016

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...A SURFACE TROUGH NEAR SAVAI`I
WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SHOWERS AND CLOUDS ACROSS THE TERRITORY
TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING AS THE TROUGH MOVES EAST. LATEST MODEL
SOLUTIONS SHOW A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED THEREAFTER AS A
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE NEAR NEW ZEALAND STRENGTHENS...PUSHING THE
BULK OF MOISTURE AND CLOUDS OVER SURROUNDING WATERS. HENCE...WILL
SLIGHTLY ADJUST FORECAST TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS EARLIER THAN
PREVIOUSLY FORECASTED.

.LONG TERM...
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...LATEST MODEL SOLUTIONS SHOW ANOTHER BAND
OF SHOWERS BEING PUSHED BY THE AFOREMENTIONED HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS
THE ISLANDS BY FRIDAY. THIS BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE WILL ALSO BRING
BACK TRADES ACROSS THE ISLANDS...REACHING FRESH LEVELS BY AT LEAST
SATURDAY UNTIL THE ENDING OF THE LONG TERM AS THE HIGH PRESSURE
MOVES EAST.

&&

.MARINE...
LATEST OBSERVATIONS CONTINUE TO SHOW HEIGHTS REMAINING BELOW
ADVISORY THRESHOLDS. CURRENT WAVE WATCH OUTPUT SHOW HEIGHTS
INCREASING BY THE WEEKEND AS A SOUTH SWELL ARRIVES AND MODERATE TO
FRESH TRADES RETURN. HENCE...NO ADVISORIES ANTICIPATED THROUGH AT
LEAST FRIDAY.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE

&&

$$

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