Weather

Fernanda Becomes a Hurricane, Continues Path Toward the Central Pacific

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded former Tropical Storm Fernanda to Category 1 hurricane status. Hurricane Fernanda has continued to rapidly intensifying over the past several days, including an increase in maximum sustained winds to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. NHC is forecasting additional rapid strengthening with the likelihood of Fernanda becoming a major hurricane by Friday. …

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NWS continues the King Tide Coastal Flooding Advisory

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the National Weather Service has continued the “Coastal Flooding” advisory in a report submitted to MAUIWatch.com and to the media in a press release. The National Weather Service and County Emergency Management Agency wants to remind the public that coastal flooding associated with king tides will be a possibility the next couple …

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King Tides Forecast to Return This Week

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement due to potential coastal flooding in Maui County from King Tides. According to NWS, coastal flooding associated with King Tides will become a possibility each day going into the upcoming weekend, especially along south facing shores due to elevated surf. The best chance for coastal flooding impacts will be through the afternoon periods around …

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UPDATE: Flood Advisory Canceled

***Updated at 6:09  p.m.*** The Flood Advisory has been canceled. ***Original story posted 4:51 p.m.*** The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 7:30 p.m. At 4:33 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over Kihei and extending into the upcountry area around Kula. Rain was falling at a rate of up to …

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Flash Flood Advisory issued for the County of Maui

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the County of Maui until 4:15 PM or later. This warning includes the County of Maui (Maui Island). At 1:21 pm, radar indicated that heavy rain was nearly  stationary over south Maui between Kihei and Makena, with rain falling at rates near 2 inches per hour. Rainfall …

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UPDATE: Heavy rains near Ulupalakua prompt Flood Advisory

UPDATE: Weather radar and rain gages showed that the heavy rains have ended, thus the flood advisory is allowed to expire. At 1:06 PM, radar indicated heavy rain near Ulupalakua. Rain was falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kihei, Ulupalakua, Kula, Keokea, Wailea, Makena and Haleakala National …

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CPHC: 5-8 Tropical Cyclones Potentially Expected

NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center today announced that climate conditions point to a near- to above-normal hurricane season in the Central Pacific basin this year. For 2017, the outlook calls for a 40% chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season, with 5 to 8 tropical …

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Maui still under Flood Advisory

Sunday will be another cloudy and wet day.There will be showers, and the possibility of more heavy rain and downpours, before our island weather starts to dry out after the weekend. At 530 AM HST, radar indicated areas of locally heavy rain moving across the island of Maui. Rain was falling at a rate of locally 1 to 2 inches …

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