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Upper level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather to Maui County

Wednesday, the combination of a surface and upper-level disturbance west of Kauai will bring unsettled weather and some scattered rains to Maui. While the heaviest rain remains west of Maui over Oahu and Kauai, Maui could see some scattered rains and increased cloud cover.  Highs in the middle to upper 80s with light winds.  Trade winds begin to build in …

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First Tropical Depression of the 2019 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season forms

NHC is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression One-E, centered over the eastern Pacific Ocean about 280 miles (450 km) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h) and a west-northwestward to westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are …

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Upper level trough expected to bring potential heavy showers

Wednesday, highs in the middle to upper 80s. An upper level trough will bring the potential for heavy showers with possible isolated thunderstorms especially on windward facing shores.  Some rains will make it to Central/West Maui as well. Thursday, expect a repeat performance with higher than normal rain chances. Friday, clouds and showers will favor windward areas as we return …

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Tradewinds return with more sunshine on the way

Trade winds are returning. ENE trades will fill in building to 10-25 mph by the afternoon.  There will be scattered trade showers to start the day, most of those will move into windward and mauka areas. Expect partly cloudy skies, with more sunshine for leeward sides by the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the low to mid 80s. 

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Heavy rains prompt Flood Warning on Maui

At 1:51 PM, radar indicated heavy rain across southwest Haleakala slopes on Maui. Rain was falling at a rate in excess of 3 inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.  Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Ulupalakua, Keokea, Wailea, Makena, Kihei and Kula. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for MAUI ISLAND …

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Upper low pressure continues to bring scattered rain to Maui

An upper low pressure center continues to bring scattered rains to Maui. High pressure will bring strong trade winds. East winds at 15-25 mph. This will result in heavier showers focusing on Windward and Mauka spots. Some clearing Sunday but still expect a few passing trade showers.

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Significant Northwest Swell Expected to Arrive Sunday Leading to Potential Life-Threatening Surf

A significant northwest swell expected to arrive Sunday will lead to possible life-threatening surf along exposed north and west facing shores through Monday. Strong northerly winds combined with peak monthly high tides just after midnight Sunday night will compound the situation, likely translating to significant beach erosion, periodic over-topping of nearby vulnerable coastal roadways, and property damage. Currents due to …

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Flash Flood Watch Extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the island of Maui until 7:30 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or will develop quickly. This warning may be extended if flash flooding persists. At 4:13 p.m. radar indicated heavy rain continuing over the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and windward slopes of Haleakala from Paia …

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