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Coast Guard responding to report of adrift dive float between Lanai and Maui

The Coast Guard is searching for the user of a dive float reported adrift in the Au’Au Channel between Lanai and Maui, Wednesday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point is currently searching the area for any signs of divers or distress. Sector Honolulu Command Center watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of …

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VIDEO: Hana Bay= Surf is up!

High Surf riding ahead of Tropical Storm Guillermo pounded the shores of Hana Bay. A HIGH SURF WARNING is in effect for the EAST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI AND MAUI until 6:00 AM Thursday. A High Surf Warning means that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming conditions, and deadly rip currents. Expect …

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Tropical storm watch dropped for Maui County

At 11:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Guillermo was moving in a west-northwest direction near 12 mph, this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. The current forecast track indicates that Guillermo will past approximately 130 miles north-northeast of Maui on Thursday. Guillermo is expected to weaken to a Tropical Depression by Thursday night with …

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UPDATE: Waianapanapa State Park remains closed due to dangerous high surf

UPDATE 8/6/15 at 9:45AM: Wai’anapanapa State Park on Maui is still closed today due to dangerous surf conditions. It is expected to reopen tomorrow. The DLNR Division of State Parks has closed Waianapanapa State Park on Maui due to dangerous high surf from the approaching tropical storm. People are urged to stay clear of the blow hole and black sand …

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Windsurfer airlifted from South Maui waters

At 4:42 p.m. yesterday afternoon, firefighters were called to search for a missing windsurfer in South Maui. At 4:52 p.m. Kihei firefighters met with the missing windsurfer’s friend. The man said he last saw his friend about 2 hours prior, heading straight out from Waipuilani Park, near the Maui Sunset condominium on West Waipuilani Road.The fire department’s Air 1 helicopter …

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Guillermo weakening in the face of strong shear

The latest aircraft data as well as satellite observations indicate that Guillermo is beginning to weaken. At 11:00 PM the center of tropical storm Guillermo was located about 315 miles ENE of Hilo. Guillermo is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph. This motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days with a slight increase in forward …

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Tropical Storm Guillermo continues tracking North

Tropical Storm Guillermo is moving steadily toward the northeast, east of the Big Island. It’s centered about 395 miles east of Hilo and 580 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. A Tropical Storm Watch continues for Hawaii and Maui Counties, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe. This means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this …

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Flash Flood Watch issued ahead of Guillermo

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch For The Big Island and Maui today through Thursday. Moisture from Tropical Storm Guillermo will move over the Big Island and Maui today through Thursday bringing the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding. Flash floods can cause excessive runoff that may result in rock and mudslides in steep terrain …

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Man dies in fatal collision on Kahului Beach Road

On Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at approximately 10:23 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at Kahului Beach Road and Kaihee Place. The collision occurred as a 2013 Genuine Buddy Motor Scooter, traveling south within the outer lane of Kahului Beach Road, collided into a 2006 Cadillac CTS 4DSD, negotiating a left turn onto Kaihee Place. The 2006 Cadillac CTS, operated …

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Guillermo maintains strength and continues moving north of the Hawaiian islands

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Guillermo was located 430 miles east of Hilo. Guillermo is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue today with a shift toward the west-northwest expected tonight through Thursday morning. On the forecast track the center of Guillermo is expected to pass 215 miles northeast …

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