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000
FXZS60 NSTU 160048
AFDPPG

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
148 PM SST TUE APR 15 2014

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A FEW CLOUDS
OVER THE SAMOAN ISLANDS...WHILE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS
ARE OCCURRING TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA. THE LATEST GFS MODEL SHOWS
RELATIVELY DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA. THUS...LIGHT AND
VARIABLE WINDS AT 5 TO 10 KT AND MINIMAL SHOWERS ARE ANTICIPATE OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

.LONG TERM...
.FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MADE NO CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUS FORECAST.
A BROAD AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROVIDE GENTLE TO MODERATE TRADE-
WINDS AND MINIMAL SHOWERS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THEREFORE...
ANTICIPATE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND ISOLATED SHOWERS ACROSS
THE REGION.

&&

.MARINE...COMBINED SEAS OF 3 TO 5 FEET WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXZS60 NSTU 150128
AFDPPG

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
228 PM SST MON APR 14 2014

.SHORT TERM...
.TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE FOUND
OVER THE FCST ZONES AND SOUTH OF MANUA. A DIFFUSED SURFACE TROUGH
TO THE WEST OF SAVAII IS NOW EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE SAMOAN
ISLANDS DURING THE NEXT 36 HOURS. THIS SURFACE TROUGH HAS TRIGGERED
LOCAL WINDS TO BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT 5 TO 10 KT. THEREFORE...
RELATIVELY DRY WEATHER AND A FEW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
REGION...EXCEPT FOR POSSIBLE SCATTERED AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS JUST SLIGHTLY TO THE SOUTH OF THE SAMOAN
ISLANDS THROUGH THE MIDWEEK.

.LONG TERM...
.THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY...THE TRADE-WIND FLOW IS EXPECTED TO
RETURN THURSDAY MORNING AS A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH TO THE EAST OF
MANUA ADVANCES EASTWARD DURING THE WEEKEND. THE GFS MODEL RESOLUTION
SUGGEST ONLY MINIMAL SHOWERS AND GENTLE EAST WINDS ACROSS THE
REGION DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THEREFORE...ANTICIPATE A QUIET
FORECAST PERIOD.

&&

.MARINE...THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT SWELLS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. THUS...ANTICIPATE COMBINED SEAS OF 4 TO 6 FEET TO
DECLINE TO NEAR 3 TO 5 FEET TUESDAY MORNING.

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXZS60 NSTU 140013
AFDPPG

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
113 PM SST SUN APR 13 2014

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...A SURFACE RIDGE NEAR THE ISLANDS
WILL CONTINUE TO BRING BENIGN WEATHER FOR THE TERRITORY THROUGH
TONIGHT. VISIBLE LOOPS SHOW A WEAK BAND OF CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH
A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH TO THE NORTHEAST APPROACHING THE ISLANDS.
HENCE...WILL HAVE A SLIGHT UPTICK IN CLOUD COVER AND POPS MONDAY
THEN THE SURFACE RIDGE TO THE SOUTHWEST WILL BUILD AND DOMINATE
WEATHER PATTERNS AGAIN THROUGH THE REST OF THE SHORT TERM AND PUSH
A DEEPENING TROUGH TO THE SOUTHEAST OF TUTUILA FURTHER SOUTH.

.LONG TERM...
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...A NEARLY STATIONARY SURFACE RIDGE NEAR
THE ISLANDS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE LONG TERM. VARIABLE WINDS
WILL PRIMARILY BE FROM THE EAST BY THURSDAY AS THE AFOREMENTIONED
RIDGE MIGRATES SLOWLY EAST. THESE EAST WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT AS
THE INTENSITY OF THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM REMAINS THE SAME.

&&

.MARINE...
SEAS AND WINDS WILL REMAIN BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS THROUGH THE
FORECAST PACKAGE.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE

&&

$$
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