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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Eye on Western Samoa.



It looks like Evan is going to start kicking this evening.  Red circle indicates American Samoa.


PSZ150>152-131145-
TUTUILA-AUNUU-MANUA-SWAINS-
1206 PM SST WED DEC 12 2012

...HURRICANE WARNING IN EFFECT...
...SMALL CRAFTS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...

UPDATED TO INCLUDE A NEW HEADLINE AND TO INCREASE WINDS

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT INCREASING TO 30 TO
 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT BEFORE SUNSET. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT BUILDING
 TO 12 TO 15 FT. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 40 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 60 KT INCREASING
 TO 50 TO 60 KT WITH GUSTS TO 85 KT OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO NEAR 18
 TO 20 FT. HEAVY RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS 65 TO 80 KT WITH GUSTS TO 105 KT INCREASING
 TO 75 TO 95 KT WITH GUSTS TO 115 KT BEFORE NOON. SEAS 18 TO 22 FT.
 HEAVY SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS 65 TO 75 KT. SEAS 20 TO 22 FT.
 HEAVY SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 50 TO 60 KT WITH GUSTS TO
 70 KT. SEAS 18 TO 22 FT. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF ISOLATED
 THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS TO 55 KT. SEAS 15
 TO 18 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 15 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.