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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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High Surf continues with Advisory levels

A large north-northwest swell will gradually subside through today. Warning level surf is still expected along north and west facing shores through this evening. Expect rising surf to 20-30 feet along north facing shores and 15-20 feet along west facing shores. The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF WARNING for NORTH and WEST FACING SHORES of MAUI & …

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Weakening Olaf tracking north-northeast away from Hawaii

At 5:00 PM the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 785 miles E of Kahului. Olaf is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Significant weakening is expected over the next couple of days with …

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Olaf brings large swells and High Surf Advisory

Swells from Hurricane Olaf will produce hazardous surf on Maui into the weekend. The large swell will spread across the rest of the main Hawaiian islands by Friday. Expect surf of 4 to 8 feet today, building to 8 to 12 feet later tonight, potentially reaching warning levels by Friday. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY …

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Olaf weakening while moving west-northwest

At 5:00 AM hst the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 890 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue this morning. A turn toward the northwest later today will be followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Thursday with a turn toward the north …

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