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FXZS60 NSTU 280139
AFDPPG

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AND INDEPENDENT SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
239 PM SST SUN JUL 27 2014

.SHORT TERM...
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SATELLITE IMAGERIES SHOW A TROUGH
TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS AND IS SLOWLY MOVING SOUTH. RAOB
FROM THIS AFTERNOON DEPICTS A STABLE PROFILE. MODELS ARE AGAIN
DELAYING THE ARRIVAL OF THE TROUGH TO MONDAY EVENING. THE TROUGH
IS EXPECTED TO LINGER OVER THE ISLANDS DURING THE SHORT TERM.
WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO VARY AT DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AND
STRENGTHENS AS THE TROUGH AXIS MEANDER OVER THE ISLANDS. THEREFORE
WILL AMEND THE PREVIOUS FCST TO REFLECT THE NEW OUTPUT.

.LONG TERM...
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...RIDGE TO THE SOUTH WILL CONTINUE EAST
WHILE THE TROUGH REMAINS NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE ISLANDS
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THE TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO DESCEND SOUTHEAST
ON SATURDAY. HOWEVER WILL KEEP THE PREVIOUS FCST WHILE MONITORING
THE MOVEMENTS OF THESE KEY WEATHER FEATURES.

&&

.MARINE...
HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT COASTAL WATERS AND SOUTHERN
SHORELINES IN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THEREFORE NO CHANGES TO THE
PREVIOUS FCST.

&&

.PPG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
HSA REMAINS IN EFFECT.
SCA REMAINS IN EFFECT.

&&

$$

MALALA








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