Weather

Strong trades prompt Wind Advisories for Maui County and the Big Island

Locally strong trade winds are expected for areas of Maui county and the Big Island. High-pressure northwest of the islands will drive strong trade winds across Maui County and the Big Island today through Monday. The strongest winds will occur over ridge lines and downwind of steep terrain. Areas most affected will be the higher terrain of Lanai, and over …

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Flash flood warning for Maui County due to heavy rain

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the County of Maui until late tonight or later. This watch includes the County of Maui (Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe). At 3:54 pm, radar indicated heavy rain near Lahaina. Rain was falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour. Minor flooding of low …

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Heavy rains on the way prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 5:22 p.m., the leading edge of a front was moving onto Maui, bringing moderate to locally heavy showers to much of the island. The heaviest showers were falling over south and west facing slopes, where rain rates have been at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Rain will continue through the afternoon commute, with ponding to be expected on …

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Strong winds prompt Advisory until Monday

A strong and fast moving cold front will approach the islands tonight with increasing southwest winds expected ahead of the front. Southwest winds will increase reaching 25 to 35 mph in some spots, with localized gusts up to 50 mph. The strongest gusts are expected over and downslope from higher terrain. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a WIND ADVISORY …

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Special Weather Statement – Kona winds and rain expected Sunday and Monday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a “SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT” for Maui County due increasing Kona winds and possible heavy showers late this weekend. The recent spell of light winds and quiet weather will come to an end later this weekend as a strong front approaches the Aloha State from the northwest. Southwest winds will increase ahead of …

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Windy Weather expected Sunday and Monday

A cold front will move through the state overnight and Sunday. High pressure will pass north of the state Sunday through Monday. Increasing northerly winds are expected to spread across Maui County on Sunday. Windy conditions are expected to continue across the entire state Sunday night into Monday. While winds are not expected to be as strong as those observed …

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Heavy Rains Prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 3:53 PM, radar indicated heavy rain along windward east Maui and along the windward slopes of the West Maui Mountains. Rain is falling mainly at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, though isolated heavy showers are falling at rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour. Some gages in west Maui have shown rises in stream flow. …

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Dangerous surf prompts a High Surf Warning for North and West shores

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a “HIGH SURF WARNING” for all North and West facing shores for the County of Maui (Maui Island and Molokai Island) until 6 pm tonight. A High Surf Warning means that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions, and deadly rip currents. A large …

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