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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
215 PM SST WED APR 27 2016

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A LINE OF
CLOUDS MOVING ACROSS THE SAMOAN ISLANDS AS THE TRADE-WIND FLOW BUILDS
OVER THE REGION TONIGHT. A STRONG AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH
WILL USHER FRESH TRADE-WINDS AND ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS WEATHER PHENOMENON DISPLAYS CHARACTERISTICS OF
AN EARLY ON-SET OF THE WINTER SEASON. IF COMPUTER MODELS ARE CORRECT...
ANTICIPATE HIGH AIR TEMPERATURES TO GRADUALLY DROP TO NEAR MID TO
UPPER 80S AND OVERNIGHT LOWS TO NEAR MID TO UPPER 70S.

.LONG TERM...
.SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...LOW-LEVEL CONVERGENCE WILL TRIGGER SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. THUS...ANTICIPATE GENTLE
TO MODERATE BREEZE AND WET WEATHER CONDITIONS INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.MARINE...LARGE TRADE-WIND GENERATED SEAS AND SWELLS OF 7 TO 9 FEET
WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. ISSUANCE OF A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
IS NECESSARY TO REFLECT THIS SITUATION.

&&

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

&&

$$

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