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Periods of snow expected for Haleakala

Snow is expected on Haleakala summit above 9,000 feet. Snow accumulations up to two inches, with localized higher amounts are possible. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Abundant moisture moving over the area will combine with a potent disturbance aloft to bring periods of wintry weather to Haleakala Summit today. Additional snow …

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Flash flood warning issued for Maui

At 12:36 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain moving over Maui from the southeast. The heaviest rain is over southeast Maui with rainfall rates over 3 inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Locations in this advisory include the whole island of Maui. This warning may be extended if flash flooding persists. A flash flood watch is also …

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Heavy rains prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 6:33 a.m., radar indicated a band of moderate to locally heavy rainfall moving over Maui from the south. While most portions of Maui will be affected through mid morning, pockets of heavy showers with brief rain rates up to three inches per hour will be focused over leeward east Maui from Maalaea to Kihei to Makena, as well as …

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Heavy Rainfall Prompts Flash Flood Advisory for Maui

At 1:27 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain moving over the Kihei area of Maui. Rain rates as high as 3 to 4 inches per hour have been detected. Additional areas of heavy rainfall will be moving over portions of leeward Maui from Kihei to Kaanapali from the southwest within the next couple of hours. Locations in the advisory include but …

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Ku`i Program Provides Hana Students with Cultural Connection

As leaders of the non-profit organization Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke (In Working One Learns), Hāna High & Elementary alumni return to their alma mater to inspire the next generation to learn more about their culture and strengthen their sense of Hā – BREATH, an acronym within the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education for Belonging, Responsibility, Excellence, Aloha, Total Well-being, …

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Heavy Showers Prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 3:36 p.m., radar indicated persistent heavy showers and thunderstorms over Upcountry Maui and southeast slopes of Haleakala with isolated rain rates of around 2 inches per hour. Be aware of rises in streams and water in previously dry gulches, especially in Kihei and Wailea. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Maui Island in effect until …

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Judiciary Announces Hawaiian Language Interpreter Policy

The Judiciary today announced the following policy regarding Hawaiian language interpreters during courtroom proceedings: The Judiciary will provide or permit qualified Hawaiian language interpreters to the extent reasonably possible when parties in courtroom proceedings choose to express themselves through the Hawaiian language. The Judiciary will develop implementation procedures for this policy, and welcomes input from the community. Comments may be …

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Judge Recalls Arrest Warrant After Man Responds in Hawaiian Instead of English

On Thursday morning, Maui District Court Judge Blaine Kobayashi issued an order recalling the bench warrant in State v. Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo, case number 2DCW-17-0002038. Therefore, Mr. Kaeo is not subject to arrest. In addition, a hearing has been scheduled regarding the use of a Hawaiian language interpreter. The Judiciary says it will be reviewing its policies regarding the provision …

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UPDATE: Hawai`i Tsunami Watch Canceled Following 7.9M Quake Near the Gulf of Alaska

Original story published 11:46 p.m. (January 22) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami Watch for the entire State of Hawai`i following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake near the Gulf of Alaska. United States Geological Survey officials updated the initial report of an 8.0 magnitude shake up by two decimals to an 8.2 magnitude quake but around 12:30 a.m. …

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Officials: NO Missile Alert for Hawaii

This morning, radios, phones, and televisions across the state indicated a missile threat to Hawaii. According to officials with the Civil Defense, it was a confirmed ERROR. According to a release by Maui’s Emergency Management Agency: While conducting a regular test of the Emergency Broadcast System, an error was made. There is no threat to Maui County from Ballistic Missiles …

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