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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
216 PM SST THU OCT 30 2014

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...A NEARLY STATIONARY SURFACE TROUGH
OVER THE SAMOAN ISLANDS WILL STRENGTHEN DURING THE NEXT 18 TO 36 HOURS.
THIS WEATHER PATTERN WILL GENERATE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
POSSIBLE TSTMS AS THIS EXPECTED TROUGH LINGERS OVER THE SAMOAN REGION
THROUGH SATURDAY. COMPUTER MODELS SUGGEST VARIABLE WINDS OF 5 TO
10 KT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN BECOMING EAST AT 10 TO
15 KT SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE ASCENDING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS SATURDAY
NIGHT. AS A RESULT...ANTICIPATE WET WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

.LONG TERM...
.SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM TO THE
SOUTH OF SAMOA WILL USHER MODERATE TO FRESH TRADES AND GUSTY WINDS
BEFORE THE MIDWEEK. AN ELONGATED SURFACE TROUGH OVER THE FCST
ZONES IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY. THANKS TO THE
AFOREMENTIONED HIGH PRESSURE THAT WILL KEEP THE TROUGH AXIS OVER
THE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THEREFORE...ANTICIPATE SCATTERED TO
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE TSTMS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.MARINE...COMBINED SEAS OF 5 TO 7 WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK. THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT SWELLS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS.

&&

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

&&

$$

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