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Hector forecast to become major hurricane tomorrow, Public Urged to Prepare Over Weekend

Satellite images indicate that Hector is re-strengthening. The eye has cleared out again on visible satellite imagery, with an increase in deep convection in the eyewall. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hector is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane …

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TS Hector now a 85-MPH Hurricane in East Pacific

Satellite images indicate that Hector is rapidly intensifying and has recently formed a small eye. The hurricane is centered as of 8 a.m. PDT about 1135 miles (1825 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days. …

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UPDATE: Maui Flood Advisory Cancelled

Updated at 5:25 p.m. The National Weather Service has cancelled the Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui. Weather radar and rain gages showed that the heavy rains have ended. Original posted at 4:06 p.m. At 3:43 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Ulupalakua. Rain was falling at a rate of two to three inches per hour. Locations in the …

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Cold Weather for Maui Tonight

Cold nights are ahead for Maui County due to the chilly weather as the National Weather Service calls for cooler nights on Maui with temperatures to hit close to the lower 60 degrees in Kahului and below 40 degrees in the Kula area. MAUIWatch’s temperature factor at sea level in: 70s Cool 60s Cold 50s Chill 40s Freezing (Big Island) …

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Periods of snow expected for Haleakala

Snow is expected on Haleakala summit above 9,000 feet. Snow accumulations up to two inches, with localized higher amounts are possible. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Abundant moisture moving over the area will combine with a potent disturbance aloft to bring periods of wintry weather to Haleakala Summit today. Additional snow …

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Flash flood warning issued for Maui

At 12:36 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain moving over Maui from the southeast. The heaviest rain is over southeast Maui with rainfall rates over 3 inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Locations in this advisory include the whole island of Maui. This warning may be extended if flash flooding persists. A flash flood watch is also …

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Heavy rains prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 6:33 a.m., radar indicated a band of moderate to locally heavy rainfall moving over Maui from the south. While most portions of Maui will be affected through mid morning, pockets of heavy showers with brief rain rates up to three inches per hour will be focused over leeward east Maui from Maalaea to Kihei to Makena, as well as …

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Heavy Rainfall Prompts Flash Flood Advisory for Maui

At 1:27 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain moving over the Kihei area of Maui. Rain rates as high as 3 to 4 inches per hour have been detected. Additional areas of heavy rainfall will be moving over portions of leeward Maui from Kihei to Kaanapali from the southwest within the next couple of hours. Locations in the advisory include but …

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Heavy Showers Prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 3:36 p.m., radar indicated persistent heavy showers and thunderstorms over Upcountry Maui and southeast slopes of Haleakala with isolated rain rates of around 2 inches per hour. Be aware of rises in streams and water in previously dry gulches, especially in Kihei and Wailea. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Maui Island in effect until …

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