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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
147 PM SST THU MAY 25 2017

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...WET WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL
RECOVER FRIDAY MID-MORNING. A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WELL
SOUTHEAST WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD EASTWARD AND NORTHWARD TOWARD
SAMOAS THROUGH SHORT TERM. THIS WILL ALLOW THE EXISTING SURFACE
TROUGH TO WEAKEN TONIGHT WHILE MODERATE TO FRESH BREEZE FROM THE
EAST WILL CONQUER LOCAL WEATHER AFTER TONIGHT. IF MODELS ARE
CORRECT...DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS AND ONLY MINIMAL SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED AFTER FRIDAY MORNING.

.LONG TERM...
.SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...FRESH TO STRONG BREEZE FROM THE EAST
WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MIDWEEK. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
ARE TRACKED TO PASS NORTH OF THE REGION WHILE ONLY MINIMAL SHOWERS
ARE EXPECTED THROUGH LONG TERM. THEREFORE...ANTICIPATE DRIER AIR
AND WARMER TEMPERATURES TO PERSIST ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.MARINE...THE LATEST WAVE WATCH 3 SUGGEST HAZARDOUS TRADE-WIND
GENERATED SEAS AND SWELLS OF 7 TO 9 FT WILL PERSIST UNTIL WEDNESDAY.
THESE LARGE SETS OF 9 TO 11 SECOND PERIODS WILL TRIGGER CONCERNS
FOR COASTAL INUNDATION AND BEACH EROSION ACROSS THE SAMOAS. THEREFORE...
ISSUANCE OF ADVISORIES FOR SMALL CRAFTS AND HIGH SURFS ARE
MANDATORY TO REFLECT THE EXPECTED SITUATION.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

.A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.
.A HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

&&

$$

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