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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
158 PM SST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW NUMEROUS
MID TO UPPER CLOUDS OVER THE ISLANDS FROM AN ACTIVE SURFACE TROUGH
TO THE NORTHWEST. RAOB FROM THIS AFTERNOON DEPICTS A STABLE
PROFILE. SURFACE RIDGE TO THE SOUTHEAST WILL DESCEND SOUTHEAST AND
SLIGHTLY WEAKENS EAST WINDS TO GENTLE CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY
MORNING. A COL WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ISLANDS ON SUNDAY AND THUS
DIMINISHING WINDS TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHT. THEREFORE EXPECT ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A GRADUAL DECREASE OF
EAST WINDS DURING THE SHORT TERM.

.LONG TERM...
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MID LEVEL RIDGE WILL PROLONG THE IMPACTS
OF DRY AND STABLE WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS THROUGHOUT THE LONG
TERM. THEREFORE EXPECT ISOLATED SHOWERS AND GENTLE EAST WINDS
DURING THE LONG TERM.

&&

.MARINE...
ROUGH SEAS WILL SUBSIDE BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS ON SATURDAY MORNING
AS BREEZY EAST WINDS DIMINISH TO GENTLE CONDITIONS. NO OTHER
SIGNIFICANT SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPACT COASTAL WATERS.

&&

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

&&

$$

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