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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
157 PM SST TUE JUL 26 2016

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...LOW-LEVEL CONVERGENCE WILL TRIGGER
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE TSTMS TO REMAIN UPSTREAM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. PERHAPS...CLOUDS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM
THIS SERIES OF RAINFALL WILL DIVE SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE SAMOAN ISLANDS
DURING THURSDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW SCATTERED SHOWERS TO HIT OR MISS
THE FCST ZONES ON THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. AS A RESULT...ANTICIPATE
SEASONAL TRADE-WIND WEATHER CONDITIONS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES TO
REMAIN OVER THE AREA.

.LONG TERM...
.FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...A DEVELOPING SURFACE RIDGE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
THE FCST ZONES SUNDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY A SURFACE TROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE TSTMS ARE PROGGED TO ENTER
THE REGION STARTING SUNDAY EVENING INTO MONDAY NIGHT. FOR NOW...WILL
MONITOR THIS SITUATION BEFORE MAKING NEW UPDATES. AS A RESULT...ANTICIPATE
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

.MARINE...LONG PERIOD SSW SWELLS COMBINED WITH HAZARDOUS TRADE-
WIND GENERATED SEAS AND SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT SOUTH AND
SOUTHWEST FACING REEFS UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING. THE PACIOOS WAVE BUOY
NEAR AUNUU CONTINUES TO REPORT WAVE HEIGHT OBSERVATIONS BETWEEN 8
TO 10 FT WHICH REFLECTS THE EXISTING SITUATION. THUS...ISSUANCE OF
ADVISORIES FOR HIGH SURFS AND SMALL CRAFTS ARE MANDATORY TO MIRROR
THE EXPECTED SWELL TRAIN THROUGH THIS WEEK.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.

&&

$$

CB






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