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Tropical Storm Walaka forms far south of the main Hawaiian Islands

At 11:00 AM HST, the center of Tropical Storm Walaka was located about 680 miles south of Honolulu, Hawaii. Walaka is moving toward the west near 15 mph. This motion is expected to continue through tomorrow, followed by a turn toward the northwest Sunday night and Monday and a turn toward the north early Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near …

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Thundershowers prompt Flash Flood Warning for West Maui

At 9:18 am, emergency management reported flash flooding on Front Street in Lahaina. Ponding was beginning to affect some of the businesses there. Radar indicated very heavy thundershowers will continue across west Maui for the next hour or two, with rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour expected to continue in the heaviest downpours. Locations in the warning …

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Maui County

 The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the County of Maui through late Thursday night. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. According to the National Weather Service, moisture from Tropical Storm Olivia is expected to move over the state starting Tuesday evening. Intense rainfall will be possible, especially along the …

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Tropical Storm watch issued as Olivia continues marching toward Hawaii

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and the Big Island. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. On the forecast track, Olivia …

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Oliva Enters the Central Pacific as Category 1 Hurricane

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, the center of Hurricane Olivia was located about 935 miles east of Hilo. Olivia is moving toward the west near 16 mph. This motion is expected to continue with some slowing in forward speed through Monday. A turn toward the west-southwest is expected by Tuesday. On the forecast track, Olivia will be near the main …

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Norman becomes a Major Hurricane far east of Hawaii

At 5:00 AM HST, the center of Hurricane Norman was located about 480 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Norman is moving toward the west near 12 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through this morning. Norman is expected to slow its forward motion slightly, and turn toward the west northwest later today and tonight. A turn toward …

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Trailing Deep Tropical Moisture Left Over from Lane Prompts Flash Flood Watch

Trailing deep tropical moisture left over from Lane will bring the potential for additionally heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Any additional heavy rainfall over these already highly saturated grounds could quickly lead to flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could result in low spots in roads becoming dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff. Debris in streams and gulches may clog bridges and …

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Miriam Forecast to Become an Eastern Pacific Hurricane on Monday

At 11:00 AM HST, the center of Tropical Storm Miriam was located about 1270 miles WSW of the southern tip of Baja, California. Miriam is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts. Steady strengthening is …

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