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Maui under Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. An extremely moist and unstable atmosphere over the islands will support the development of slow-moving heavy downpours that could lead to flash flooding. The treat of heavy rain will continue into tonight. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: EXCESSIVE RUNOFF COULD PRODUCE FLOODING THAT LEADS …

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Flood warning downgraded to Advisory level

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 6:45 p.m. At 3:42 p.m., radar and rain gages reported moderate rainfall occurring over portions of Maui. The most significant areas were along the Honoapiilani Highway between Wailuku and Waihee and along the south facing slopes of Haleakala from Kaupo to Ulupalakua. Rainfall is expected …

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Expected thundershowers trigger Flash Flood Warning for Maui

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for the ISLAND of MAUI in effect until 4:00 pm today. This warning may be extended beyond 4:00 if flash flooding persists. There is also a flash flood advisory in effect for the island of Lanai. At 1:00 pm radar showed very heavy thundershowers that were nearly stationary near Kula …

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Locally heavy downpours expected both Monday and Tuesday afternoons over the islands

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for MAUI COUNTY for Monday and Tuesday. Locally heavy downpours are expected both Monday and Tuesday afternoons over the islands interiors. Sunshine this morning heating the very moist airmass over the islands will cause localized heavy downpours that will start over the interiors early this afternoon. These showers may affect …

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Hilda weakens to a Tropical Storm

At 11:00 AM the center of THEN Hurricane Hilda was located about 275 MI SE of Hilo. Hilda is moving toward the west near 5 mph and this general motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. At 2PM the National Weather Service downgraded Hilda to a Tropical Storm. Tropical Storm Watch remains posted for the Big …

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Hilda downshifts again to Category 1 and weakening

Central Pacific Hurricane Hilda continues to slowly weaken today, centered about 425 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds are 90 mph – a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Steady weakening is forecast, with Hilda expected to become a tropical storm on Tuesday. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect at this time. …

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Hilda downshifts to Category 2 Storm

The expected weakening trend of Central Pacific Hurricane Hilda is in progress today. Maximum sustained winds are now 110 mph – a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Continued weakening during the next 48 hours is forecast. Hilda is centered about 600 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect at …

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Hilda weakens slightly but is still a Category Three Hurricane

At 5:00 AM the center of Hurricane Hilda was located about 655 miles ESE of Hilo. Hilda is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph. Hilda is expected to gradually turn toward the northwest and slow in forward speed over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph with higher gusts. Hilda is a category three …

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Hurricane Hilda now a ‘powerful’ category 4 storm

Central Pacific Hurricane Hilda is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Maximum sustained winds are 140 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening today is possible, followed by weakening on Sunday and Monday. Hilda is centered about 870 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and has maximum sustained winds of 140 mph with higher gusts. …

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Hilda becomes a major Cat 3 hurricane while tracking westward

At 5:00 am the center of hurricane Hilda was located about 950 miles ESE of Hilo. Hilda is moving toward the west near 15 mph. A gradual turn toward the Northwest and a significant decrease in forward speed are forecast through early Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph with higher gusts. Hilda is a category three hurricane on …

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