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NWS issues a Coastal Flood Advisory for Maui County

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a “Special Weather Statement” for “Coastal Flooding” for the County of Maui.  This includes Lanai, Molokai, and Maui. Coastal flooding associated with King tides will be a possibility the next couple of days. The greatest potential for coastal flooding impacts will be during the midday over the next couple of days, and in the mid …

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Hurricanes in Eastern Pacific could cross paths

Island Weather forecasters are keeping an eye on three storms in the Eastern Pacific. Greg has weakened to a tropical depression. Hurricane Irwin has gained strength. It is about 855 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days. It is …

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Pocket of heavy rain triggers Flood Advisory for Maui

At 2:31 PM, radar indicated heavy rain over the leeward slopes of Haleakala. The rain is nearly stationary. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood advisory for the island of Maui until 5:30 PM. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: …

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Fernanda weakens to a depression east of Hawaii

At 5:00 PM, the center of Tropical Depression Fernanda was located 675 miles East of Hilo, Hawaii. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue through system dissipation on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast until Fernanda dissipates on Monday. Large swells …

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King Tides Expected to Bring Coastal Flooding to the Islands

Coastal flooding associated with King tides will be a possibility the next couple of days. The greatest potential for coastal flooding impacts will be during the mid to late afternoon hours through the weekend, when highest tides are expected. Visit tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov for more specific information about forecast tides and water levels in your area. Waves generated by distant Hurricane Fernanda …

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Fernanda now a Category 3 Hurricane, continues to weaken

Hurricane Fernanda remains a major hurricane, centered this morning at about 1650 miles (2660 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts – a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Steady weakening during the next 48 hours is expected. *Download our NEW WEATHERWatch App- CLICK HERE.

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Cat 4 Hurricane Fernanda expected to weaken as it crosses into the Central Pacific

Major Hurricane Fernanda is moving toward the west-northwest over the open waters of the eastern North Pacific Ocean. It’s centered about 1360 miles (2185 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts – a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Fernanda is forecast to …

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UPDATE: Fernanda Intensifies to a Category 4 Hurricane

Updated at 10:40 a.m. to include an update to Hurricane Fernanda’s category status. Hurricane Fernanda reached Category 4 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, Friday. The National Hurricane Center reports that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening during the next day or so is forecast. As of NHC’s 11 …

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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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