Weather

UPDATE: Maui and Molokai now under flood advisories

 The National Weather Service has forecast a heavy rain event for Maui County, starting today and lasting into tomorrow. Flash flooding will likely occur in areas along Hana Highway, windward areas, and East Molokai. The rain will be heaviest today, in the late afternoon and early evening, with over 10 inches of rain expected along with isolated thunderstorms. Expect flooding …

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Upper level low prompts Flash Flood Watch for Maui

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Maui as an upper-level low brings the threat for pockets of heavier rains. Rain-soaked ground from heavier rains this weekend will have little ability to withstand any additional rains that do develop. Those rains could form as an upper-level low moves overhead. Expect partly sunny skies and scattered rains for Wednesday. Some rains could …

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Hurricane Warning for Maui County Canceled as Douglas Passes Over O`ahu

The Hurricane Warning has been canceled for Maui County, including the Island of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe. A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Oahu and Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau.  The slow weakening will continue though Douglas will remain a hurricane as it passes near Oahu and Kauai tonight.

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8 A.M. UPDATE: Hurricane Douglas Closes in on Hawai`i

A Hurricane Warning continues for Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe, Oahu, and Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. A Tropical Storm Warning continues for Hawaii County. A Tropical Storm Watch continues for portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals to Maro Reef. Hurricane conditions are …

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Hurricane Warning Issued for Maui County as Douglas Closes In

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe, Oahu, and Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii County. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals …

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Hurricane Douglas Continues To Move West-Northwest Toward Hawai`i

A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for Oahu. A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Hawaii County and Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. Hurricane conditions are expected on Oahu on Sunday and …

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Hurricane Douglas has winds of 130 mph making it a Category 4 storm

Hurricane Douglas has winds of 130 mph making it a Category 4 storm. It’s moving west-northwest at 18 mph and is located about 1100 miles SE of the Maui. The current track brings Douglas near Maui County on Sunday morning then moving near Oahu and Kauai by Sunday night. The storm will weaken but possible strong tropical storm winds and …

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Douglas Continues to Strengthen, Could Become a Major Hurricane On Thursday

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect at this time. Douglas is expected to move near or over portions of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend, and there is an increasing chance that strong winds and heavy rainfall could affect portions of the state beginning on Sunday. Interests on the Hawaiian Islands should continue to monitor the progress of …

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Douglas continues to strengthen and could become a hurricane

Two Tropical Cyclones (TC) are spinning in the Eastern Pacific basin. The northern TC 07E continues to dissipate. The stronger system named Tropical Storm Douglas 08E is located in an unstable tropical environment with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. Douglas is strengthening and is expected to become a hurricane later today. Increased rainfall chances for Hawai’i is …

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