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Flash Flood Watch posted for Maui County until Wednesday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Maui County effective until Wednesday afternoon. This is due to a very moist and unstable air mass interacting with an upper level trough. This will result in some unsettling weather and potential for flooding over the eastern part of the island chain through Wednesday including Maui County. …

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Hurricane Lester continues on its WNW track and will gradually weaken

Hurricane Lester continues on its WNW track and will gradually weaken. However, tropical storm force winds or greater may be possible in Maui. Hurricane Watches remain in effect. Large, damaging surf is possible for East-facing shores. Periods of heavy rain will also be expected. Saturday will be the worst day, but the weather will improve gradually Sunday as Lester departs. …

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Hurricane Lester continues a west-northwest path and weakening

At 5:00 a.m. the center of Hurricane Lester was located about 495 miles east of Hana, or about 530 miles east of Kahului. Hurricane Lester is moving west-northwest at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph. On the forecast track, Hurricane Lester is forecast to approach the state from the east today, and then pass to the northeast …

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Reconnaissance aircraft finds Lester remains a Category Three Hurricane

At 11:00 PM, the center of Hurricane Lester was located 515 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Lester is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Lester will be closing to, or over, the Hawaiian Islands this weekend. Lester has likely …

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Madeline weakening still brings high wind advisory for State

Tropical storm Madeline to the south of the state, and a strong area of high pressure to the north, will result in windy north-easterly trade winds across the island chain through early this evening. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a WIND ADVISORY for the MAUI COUNTY, in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening. Expect winds east to northeast 25 …

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