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More trade showers expected as front moves down the island chain

We will see more trade showers as a weak front moves down the islands today. That means more clouds and showers for windward areas, as behind the front northeasterly winds will build in, which will focus the showers over those spots. Our Monday will be partly cloudy for leeward sides, which may also see isolated showers. Afternoon highs will be …

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Trough moves near state prompt island wide Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch in effect from Friday morning – Saturday night. Friday a trough moves near Maui creating more lift in the atmosphere. That lift combined with increasing moisture will set up a possibility of heavy rains mainly in the afternoon hours. Expect cloudy skies and highs in the middle 80s with scattered rains. Winds will be light and variable.

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Trade winds expected to disappear with scattered showers

Lighter winds developing Thursday and lingering into the weekend out ahead of a cold front. Thursday winds will be mainly out of the east at 5-10 mph. Partly sunny skies, with showers likely for windward areas. Highs 86-89 degrees. A weekend cold front will bring scattered rains to Maui.

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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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