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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
205 PM SST TUE AUG 4 2015

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...MADE NO CHANGES TO THE PREV
FCST. SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A LINE OF LOW-LEVEL CLOUDS MOVING
FROM EAST TO WEST WHICH MIRRORS DOMINANT TRADE-WIND CONDITIONS
ACROSS THE AREA. THE AFTERNOON RAOB DATA INDICATED STABLE AIR
ALOFT WHILE ONLY MINIMAL SHOWER ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TONIGHT.
THEREFORE...ANTICIPATE ISOLATED SHOWERS AND MODERATE TO FRESH
TRADE-WINDS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.

.LONG TERM...
.FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...A DEVELOPING SURFACE TROUGH FROM THE
NORTHWEST IS TRACKED TO MOVE ACROSS SAVAII EASTWARD STARTING FRIDAY
EVENING THUS ALLOWING SCATTERED TO FREQUENT SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE
TSTMS TO ENTER THE FCST ZONES THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. WILL
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SITUATION FOR ANOTHER DAY BEFORE MAKING
NEW UPDATES. THUS...ANTICIPATE ONLY MINIMAL SHOWERS AS THE BROAD
AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE DRIFTS EASTWARD DURING THE WEEKEND.

&&

.MARINE...LARGE TRADE-WIND GENERATED SEAS AND SWELLS OF 10 TO 12 FT
WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS SURFS ALONG THE EAST AND SOUTH
FACING REEFS UNTIL THURSDAY. SEAS WILL SUBSIDE TO NEAR 7 TO 9 FT
FRIDAY NIGHT.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
.A HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST AND SOUTH FACING REEFS.
.A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.

&&

$$

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