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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
205 PM SST MON MAY 23 2016

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW
NUMEROUS CONVECTIONS OVER MANUA AND A COUPLE SLIGHT TO THE NORTH
OF TUTUILA AND AUNUU. A FEW LOW CLOUDS ARE DEPICTED OVER SWAINS. A
LOW EMBEDDED WITHIN THE SURFACE TROUGH OVER TUTUILA AND MANUA IS
SLOWLY MOVING EAST NORTHEAST. MODELS SUGGEST THAT ABUNDANT
MOISTURE OVER TUTUILA AND MANUA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST.
HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH IS SLOWLY MIGRATING EASTWARD. HENCE
GENTLE TRADES WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ISLANDS TONIGHT BEFORE TURNING
EAST ON WEDNESDAY. THEREFORE...FOR TONIGHT EXPECT NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER MANUA...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER TUTUILA AND AUNUU...ISOLATED
SHOWERS OVER SWAINS. FOR THE REST OF THE SHORT TERM...EXPECT
GENTLE TRADES AND EAST WINDS ACROSS THE ISLANDS ALONG WITH
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

.LONG TERM...
THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE EASTWARD
WHILE STRENGTHENING. EAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BREEZY CONDITIONS
ON THURSDAY AND REMAIN THROUGH THE REST OF THE LONG TERM. SHOWERS
WILL REMAIN AT A MINIMUM DURING THE LONG TERM. WITH BREEZY
WINDS...SKY CONDITIONS WILL ALSO INCREASE TO MOSTLY CLOUDY ON
THURSDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FT WILL PERSIST IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. BREEZY TO
STRONG TRADES ON THURSDAY WILL ELEVATE SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. THESE
HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE FORECAST
PERIOD.

&&

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

&&

$$

MALALA






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