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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
120 PM SST WED JUL 9 2014

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT)...
LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THE PATCH OF SHOWERY CLOUDS
LINGERING OVER THE SAMOAN ISLANDS. THESE SHOWERS...ASSOCIATED WITH
A SURFACE TROUGH...IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEAR THE ISLANDS THROUGH
THURSDAY. GLOBAL MODELS SHOW A SLIGHT UPTICK IN WINDS THURSDAY AS
A WEAK RIDGE TO THE SOUTHWEST PUSHES THE AFOREMENTIONED TROUGH
FURTHER TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. HENCE...EXPECT AN IMPROVING TREND
IN THE SHORT TERM BY LATE THURSDAY AND A SLIGHT INCREASE IN
SOUTHERLY WINDS.

.LONG TERM (SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)...
BENIGN WEATHER WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
AS A SURFACE RIDGE DOMINATES WEATHER CONDITIONS. LATEST SOLUTIONS
SHOW A SURFACE TROUGH TO THE NORTH OF THE TERRITORY DRIFTING OVER
THE ISLANDS BY AT LEAST MONDAY...BRINGING A SLIGHT INCREASE IN
CLOUDS AND SHOWERS TOWARDS THE LATTER PART OF THE LONG TERM. LIGHT
EASTERLIES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
SEAS WILL SUBSIDE TO BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS TONIGHT...PROMPTING THE
CANCELLATION OF ADVISORIES FOR HIGH SURF AND SMALL CRAFTS. LATEST
SOLUTIONS SHOW ANOTHER LARGE SOUTH SWELL REACHING COASTAL WATERS
BY AT LEAST FRIDAY AND REMAIN THROUGH SUNDAY. HENCE...WILL LIKELY
HAVE THE APPROPRIATE ADVISORIES UP THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE

&&

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