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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pago Pago  AS
205 PM SST Thu Mar 22 2018

.Short term...
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...Scattered showers will remain
over the islands tonight. A midlevel ridge building from the
southeast will assist in pushing the showers south southwest. RAOB
from this afternoon depicts a stable profile with strong winds
aloft. Winds will remain light and variable tonight through Friday
night. As the reverse monsoon trough develops south of the islands
on Saturday, winds will increase to gentle east flow. Expect
scattered showers tonight becoming isolated on Friday and the rest
of the rest of short term.

.Long term...
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...A low will develop south of the islands
on Sunday night within the trough. This system will slowly
descend south and shift winds north on Monday. Models continue to
hold showers and moisture south through the rest of the new week.


Southeast winds will continue to elevate seas above advisory
levels tonight and Friday morning. Seas will subside 5 to 7 ft on
Friday afternoon and remain through the weekend.


Small craft advisory remains in effect through Friday afternoon.



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