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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
203 PM SST SUN MAY 24 2015

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW SCATTERED
CONVECTIONS OVER THE ISLANDS AND ARE SLOWLY MOVING WESTWARD. TO
THE FAR EAST OF MANUA IS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AND IS ALSO
MOVING WESTWARD. RAOB FROM THIS AFTERNOON DEPICTS AN UNSTABLE
PROFILE. MODELS CONTINUE TO HOLD SHOWERS AND MOISTURE OVER THE
ISLANDS TONIGHT BEFORE MINIMIZING TO ISOLATED SHOWERS ON MONDAY
NIGHT. GENTLE EAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BREEZY CONDITIONS ON
MONDAY AS THE RIDGE STRENGTHENS. THEREFORE EXPECT SHOWERS TO
DECREASE AND EAST WINDS TO INCREASE DURING THE SHORT TERM.

.LONG TERM...
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...A LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP FAR SOUTH
OF THE ISLANDS THURSDAY NIGHT WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH WINDS TO
LIGHT AND VARIABLE CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY MORNING. EXPECT MINIMAL
SHOWERS DURING THE LONG TERM.

&&

.MARINE...
AUNUU BUOY INDICATES SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FT AND MODELS AGREE THAT THESE
HEIGHTS WILL PERSIST TONIGHT. HOWEVER...ANOTHER SET OF SWELLS FROM
THE SOUTH WILL ONCE AGAIN EXCEED THRESHOLDS ON MONDAY NIGHT. SOME
MODELS SUGGEST A POSSIBLE WARNING ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. HOWEVER
WILL KEEP THE PREVIOUS FCST WHILE WAITING FOR A COUPLE MORE MODEL
RUNS. HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS
ON SATURDAY.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE

&&

$$

MALALA






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