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Storm Watch Cancelled as Niala moves away from the Islands

The Tropical Storm Watch for the Big Island has been discontinued. At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Niala was located about 245 miles SSE of Hilo, Hawaii. Niala is moving toward the west-southwest near 7 mp. This general motion is expected to continue through Monday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening …

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Advisory level surf to persist through the weekend

The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for MOLOKAI and MAUI until 6:00 a.m. Monday. Advisory level surf will persist through the remainder of the weekend along east facing shores due to strong easterly winds between Tropical Storm Niala and high pressure north of the area. Expect surf of 6 to 9 feet along east facing shores, …

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Flood Advisory in effect over Maui due to heavy rain

At 5:43 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Lahaina and the interior west Maui mountains. Other areas of moderate rain are persisting over windward areas from Hana to Haiku, and over the southeast slopes of Haleakala. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of MAUI in effect until 9:00 a.m. This advisory may need to …

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Tropical Storm Niala forms southeast of the Hawaiian Islands

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Niala was located 460 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Niala is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through this evening with a gradual turn toward the west-northwest from late tonight through Saturday. Niala is forecast to turn toward the west from Saturday night into …

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Tropical Depression Six-C forms southeast of the Hawaiian Islands

At 5:00 PM the center of Tropical Depression Six-C was located about 525 Miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue through 36 hours followed by a turn toward the west. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected over …

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High Surf Advisory for South Maui Shores

EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 p.m. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. EFFECTS: A strong low pressure system near New Zealand last week generated open ocean swells …

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A Tsunami Advisory continues as preliminary wave data seen

A Tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the State of Hawaii. Tsunami waves that can be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbors and marinas are now affecting the State of Hawaii. This hazard could continue for several hours. At 5:35 AM, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported …

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High surf expected for the Labor Day Weekend

Hazardous surf will continue to impact the south & east facing shores through at least early next week. Expect surf along east facing shores of 10 to 18 feet and 6 to 10 feet along the south facing shores though Monday evening. The National Weather Service has extended the HIGH SURF WARNING for SOUTH & EAST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI …

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Overnight rainfall lead to Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY in effect until midnight tonight. Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms may produce locally excessive rainfall today and tonight. A very moist air mass, together with a trough of low pressure in the middle atmosphere overhead has been encouraging locally heavy showers and thunderstorms to develop during the …

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Hurricane Ignacio delivers High Surf Warning

A large northeast swell, produced by Hurricane Ignacio, will produce warning level surf and coastal inundation along east facing shores. This swell will continue to turn more northerly tonight. Even as the swell from Ignacio begins to diminish tonight, a new large east swell from distant Hurricane Jimena will maintain surf near warning levels for east facing shores. This swell …

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