Weather

Large northwest swell to produce dangerous surf conditions

A very large northwest swell will build rapidly this morning and peak later today, producing dangerous surf conditions along most north and west facing shores of the islands. This swell will decline through the weekend. Expect surf along north facing shores rapidly building to 30 to 40 feet Friday morning, then lowering to 20 to 28 feet on Saturday. Surf …

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North swell to peak this evening to warning levels

A large north northwest swell will peak this evening through the overnight hours tonight into Sunday morning producing warning level surf along north and west facing shores of the islands exposed to the swell. Surf is expected to gradually trend down late Sunday through the early portion of next week. This high surf warning replaces the high surf advisory previously …

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Heavy showers moving ashore cause Flood Advisory

At 7:17 p.m. radar indicated waves of moderate to heavy showers moving ashore over windward communities of Maui, mainly from Paia to Keanae to Kipahulu. Other fast moving heavy showers are affecting windward west Maui from Honolulu to Kahakuloa to Waiehu. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pauwela, Kaupo, Makawao and Pukalani. The National Weather Service …

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North swell arrives with High Surf Advisory

A north north-west swell will arrive this morning and continue through Sunday. Surf will be increasing to 10 to 15 feet this afternoon and to 18 to 24 feet Sunday. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous. A large high tide Sunday morning will allow for above average coastal wave …

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Heavy rains from Hookipa to Hana extend Flood Advisory

At 5:22 a.m. radar indicated an area of heavy rain from Hookipa Beach to Hana. This area of rain was nearly stationary with additional heavy showers continuing to move ashore. Radar estimated rainfall totals over the past six hours range from 3 to 5 inches n the area. Reports from the Maui Warning Point indicate two lanes are blocked by …

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Flood Advisory posted ahead of heavy downpour

UPDATE: At 9:05 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain continuing over many areas of Maui. The heaviest rain was affecting the windward and southeast slopes of Haleakala, and windward locations from Hamoa to Huelo. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 12:00 a.m. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Maui County …

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2015 Hurricane Season At-a-Glance

The 2015 Hurricane Season currently holds the record for the busiest season in the Central North Pacific basin! This info-graphic, put together by Senior Service Hydrologist and Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecaster, Kevin Kodama, shows just how busy the basin has been and how lucky Hawaii has been thus far. This is a reminder that everyone needs to take each …

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High Surf Advisory for East facing shores

EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES OF MAUI AND MOLOKAI in effect until 6:00 p.m. Friday. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. EFFECTS: An east swell combined with strong trade winds will maintain elevated rough …

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High Surf Closes Down Baldwin Beach Park in Paia

Due to the high surf on the North Shore, the Department of Parks and Recreation has closed Baldwin Beach Park in Paia for the day, due to waves flooding the parking lot area. The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF WARNING for NORTH and WEST FACING SHORES of MAUI & MOLOKAI in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening. …

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