Area Forecast Discussion
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FXZS60 NSTU 240054

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pago Pago  AS
154 PM SST Tue Jan 23 2018

.Short term...
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...Surface trough to the southwest
is slowly moving west southwest and away from the territory. A
surface ridge from the southeast is slowly building across the
islands. Satellite shows abundant moisture to the far east of
Manua. The east flow will produce scattered showers across the
islands on Wednesday night. A surface trough following will
increase showers to numerous on Thursday. RAOB from this
afternoon depicts a conditional unstable profile. Expect isolated
showers and gentle east winds tonight and Wednesday.

.Long term...
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...The surface trough will continue to hold
the numerous showers across the islands through Friday night.
Showers will diminish on Sunday as the trough moves slightly to
the southwest. Another component of the trough to the east of
Manua will again bring scattered showers across the islands on
Monday. Variable winds will persist throughout the long term.


Seas of 5 to 7 ft will persist tonight before slightly subsiding
4 to 6 ft on Saturday. No other significant swells are expected
through the beginning of the new week.





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