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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
209 PM SST MON SEP 22 2014

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...A COLD FRONT TO THE SOUTH OF
THE SAMOAN ISLANDS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST SLOWLY. A
SURFACE RIDGE BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WILL BUILD EASTWARD ALLOWING
SOUTHEAST WINDS TO RETURN TUESDAY MORNING. THE LOCATION OF THE
RIDGE TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA WILL YIELD TO RELATIVELY DRY
WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THE MIDWEEK. THUS...ANTICIPATE MINIMAL
SHOWERS ACROSS THE FCST ZONES DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

.LONG TERM...
.THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY...A BROAD AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE
SOUTH WILL USHER MODERATE TO FRESH BREEZE DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS. ANTICIPATE ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF SCATTERED
SHOWERS OVER THE REGION.

&&

.MARINE...THE FIRST SOUTH SWELL TRAIN WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY NIGHT.
A DEVELOPING HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM TO THE WEST OF NEW ZEALAND COMBINED
WITH A STRONG LOW AHEAD OF THE HIGH WILL REINFORCE LARGE SOUTHERLY
SWELLS TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE REST OF THE WEEK.
ISSUANCE OF A HIGH SURF AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE MANDATORY
TO REFLECT THIS SITUATION STARTING TUESDAY EVENING.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
.NONE.

&&

$$

BAQUI






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