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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
119 PM SST THU JUL 2 2015

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...A SURFACE TROUGH EMBEDDED WITHIN
THE TRADE-WIND FLOW WILL DRIFT NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
FRESH TO STRONG TRADE-WINDS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA UNTIL SATURDAY
NIGHT. TO THE SOUTH OF THE REGION...A SURFACE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO
STRENGTHEN INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WEATHER PHENOMENON WILL
PROVIDE ONLY MINIMAL SHOWERS WHILE KNOCKING OFF THE LOCAL WIND
SPEED TO NEAR 10 TO 15 KT SATURDAY NIGHT. AS A RESULT...ANTICIPATE
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TONIGHT. WET WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL
DIMINISH FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

.LONG TERM...
.SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH WILL STALL TO THE
EAST OF MANUA FOR A FEW DAYS. HOWEVER...THE TRADE-WIND FLOW WILL
CONTINUE TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE MIDWEEK AS A HIGH PRESSURE FROM
THE SOUTHWEST DRIFTS EASTWARD THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. AS A RESULT...
ANTICIPATE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

&&

.MARINE...A COMBINATION OF SOUTH SWELLS AND TRADE-WIND GENERATED SEAS
AND SWELLS OF 9 TO 12 FEET WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS SURFS OVER THE NEXT
COUPLE DAYS. SEAS WILL SUBSIDE TO NEAR 7 TO 9 FEET STARTING SATURDAY
MORNING...THEN DROPPING TO ABOUT 2 TO 3 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
.A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.
.A HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

&&

$$

BAQUI






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