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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
158 PM SST FRI SEP 19 2014

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW A NEARLY
STATIONARY TROUGH TO THE NORTHEAST. HIGH PRESSURE TO THE FAR
SOUTHEAST IS SLOWLY MOVING EASTWARD. RAOB FROM THIS AFTERNOON
DEPICTS A STABLE PROFILE. MODELS CONTINUE TO MINIMIZE SHOWERS
ACROSS THE ISLANDS IN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AS THE TROUGH LINGERS
TO THE NORTHEAST. HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH WILL CONTINUE ON ITS
EASTWARD TRACK...WHILE SUSTAINING GENTLE EAST WINDS ACROSS THE
ISLANDS. THEREFORE...NO CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUS FCST WITH MINIMAL
SHOWERS AND GENTLE EAST WINDS DURING THE SHORT TERM.

.LONG TERM...
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...ANOTHER HIGH MOVING FAR SOUTH OF THE
ISLANDS WILL MAINTAIN GENTLE EAST WINDS ACROSS THE ISLANDS DURING
THE NEW WEEK. MODELS ARE NOW DESCENDING TO THE TROUGH TO THE NORTH
OVER THE ISLANDS ON THURSDAY. HOWEVER...WILL HOLD THIS OUTLOOK FOR
NOW WHILE CARRYING THE PREVIOUS FCST. THEREFORE...NO CHANGES TO
THE PREVIOUS FCST.

&&

.MARINE...
STRONG SWELLS TO THE SOUTH ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ACROSS COASTAL
WATERS AND SHORELINES ON TUESDAY. FOR NOW...SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FT WILL
PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE

&&

$$

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