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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
228 PM SST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...VERY HUMID AND DRIER WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE REGION. A SURFACE RIDGE COMBINED
WITH DRY AIR SUBSIDENCE ABOVE THE AREA WILL USHER LIGHT AND
VARIABLE WINDS UP TO 10 KT AND ISOLATED SHOWERS. A DEVELOPING
CIRCULATION TO THE NORTHWEST OF NADI WILL DRAW A LOT OF MOISTURE
TO THE WEST OF THE DATE LINE THUS LEAVING THE SAMOAN ISLANDS UNDER
FAIR WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

.LONG TERM...
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...COMPUTER MODELS MATERIALIZES A DEEPENING
CIRCULATION TO THE NORTHWEST OF NADI WHILE EXTENDING A SURFACE RIDGE
FROM THE SOUTHEAST TO THE NORTHWEST OF SAVAII AND UPOLU TO BLOCK
THE CIRCULATION FROM MOVING CLOSER TO THE AREA. IF MODELS ARE
CORRECT...ANTICIPATE WARMER TEMPERATURES AND GENTLE TO MODERATE
BREEZE DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.MARINE...COMBINED SEAS OF 4 TO 6 FT WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
.NONE.

&&

$$

CB






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