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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
134 PM SST TUE AUG 26 2014

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...A STATIONARY FRONT UPSTREAM WILL
REMAIN TO THE NORTH OF THE SAMOAN ISLANDS THROUGH THURSDAY. A STRONG
AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD EASTWARD
THUS ALLOWING FRESH TO STRONG TRADE-WINDS TO ENTER THE FCST ZONES
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. AS A RESULT...ANTICIPATE BROKEN TO
OVERCAST CLOUD COVERAGE AND MINIMAL SHOWERS THROUGH THE MIDWEEK.

.LONG TERM...
.FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...A TRADE-WIND REGIME TRIGGERED BY A STRONG
HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WELL SOUTH OF THE REGION WILL USHER FRESH TO
STRONG BREEZE THROUGH SUNDAY. A STATIONARY FRONT NEAR TOKELAU WILL
DRIFT TOWARD THE SAMOAN ISLANDS STARTING SATURDAY NIGHT. THUS...COMPUTER
MODELS HINT TO BRING ONLY MINIMAL SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA INTO THE
NEW WEEK. FRESH TO STRONG TRADE-WINDS WILL DROP TO 15 TO 20 KT
BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING. THEREFORE...ANTICIPATE BROKEN TO OVERCAST
CLOUD COVERAGE AND ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER FRIDAY.

&&

.MARINE...HAZARDOUS SEAS AND TRADE-WIND GENERATED SWELLS OF 9 TO
11 FT ARE EXPECTED TO DECLINE TO 7 TO 9 FT DURING THURSDAY NIGHT.
THUS...A SMALL CRAFT AND HIGH SURF ADVISORIES WILL REMAIN EFFECTIVE
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
.A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.
.A HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

&&

$$

BAQUI






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