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UPDATE: Flood Advisory posted as heavy rainfall rolls thru Maui

At 4:58 p.m. areas of heavy rainfall over Maui have weakened or moved offshore.  However, there are a few areas of moderate to heavy rainfall over Upcounty Maui and Kipahulu that could cause minor flooding of roads and streams.  Additional rainfall is also moving toward the island from the southwest and will reach the coast within the next hour.

This advisory includes the entire island of Maui.

At 2:19 p.m. radar showed heavy rain over the windward slopes of Haleakala with rates of three to four inches per hour near the Twin Falls area and also over Hamoa.  The stream gage at Honopou stream also showed a very rapid rise in water level.  Hikers in the trails and streams are at high risk between Huelo and Haiku.  Additional rainfall is expected to develop during the rest of the afternoon.

Locations in this advisory include but are not limited to: Paia, Pukalani, Haliimaile, Makawao, Keanae, and Nahiku.

At 1:01 p.m. radar showed moderate to heavy rainfall occurring the windward slopes of Haleakala between Paia and Kipahulu. The area of rainfall has been nearly stationary and will especially affect drivers on the Hana Highway and hikers on the windward slopes. Additional showers are expected to develop over the area through the afternoon. Hikers are at high risk between Huelo and Haiku.

Locations in this advisory include but are not limited to: Haiku, Keanae, Hana, Kipahulu, Nahiku, Makawao, and Huelo.

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