Maui County upgraded to Tropical Storm Warning as Darby maintains strength

At 11:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Darby was about 280 miles ESE of Hilo. Darby’s forward motion is expected to slow slightly Saturday followed by a turn toward the northwest on Saturday night. On the forecast track, the center of Darby is forecast to pass over or near the Big Island on Saturday and Maui on Saturday night. The Tropical Storm Warning expanded to include all waters surrounding Maui County, including Kaiwi, Pailolo, and Alenuihaha Channels, Maalaea Bay, and the windward and leeward water.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the center.

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for:
* Hawaii County
* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and
Kahoolawe

A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area within 48 hours.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are expected over the Big Island starting late tonight, and are possible over portions of Maui County on Saturday.

SURF: Swells generated by Darby are expected to impact the Hawaiian Islands over the next couple of days, possibly becoming damaging along some coastlines today and Saturday.

RAINFALL: Storm total rainfall of 10 to 15 inches with locally higher amounts…could cause life-threatening flash floods as well as landslides.

STAY INFORMED: MAUIWatch will continue to monitor the situation and notify the public if we are placed into a watch or warning. Download the free MAUIWatch APP for critical notifications at app.mauiwatch.com

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