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UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning issued following heavy rain across the island

UPDATE: At 7:43 p.m. USGS gauge reports indicated heavy rain falling over Kaiku-Pauwela with Honopou stream reporting water levels high enough to cause flash flooding around Hana Highway near Lupi Road. Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Haiku-Pauwela, Haiku, Pukalani, Haliimaile, Makawao, Nahiku and Huelo. STAY INFORMED: MAUIWatch will continue to monitor the situation and notify …

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Tropical Storm Oho meandering south of Hawaii

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Oho was located about 380 miles S of South Point, Hawaii. Oho is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph. Oho is forecast to turn toward the northwest later today and toward the north tonight but continue to move rather slowly. A turn toward the northeast and an increase in forward speed …

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Intensifying Tropical Storm Oho forms South of the Big Island

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Oho was located about 340 miles SSE of South Point, Hawaii. Oho is moving toward the north near 6 mph. This general motion will continue today with a turn toward the west-northwest expected tonight and Sunday. A turn back toward the northeast is expected Sunday night. The forward motion of the system …

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Two tropical disturbances show signs of increased organization

We are currently monitoring two disturbances to the south and southwest of Hawaii. Neither of these systems have reached tropical cyclone (TC) criteria, but are showing signs of increased organization. 98C to the southwest has a 70% (high) chance of development in 48 hrs. Numerical models show 98C tracking towards the north, and then northwest towards the dateline over the …

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Storm Watch Cancelled as Niala moves away from the Islands

The Tropical Storm Watch for the Big Island has been discontinued. At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Niala was located about 245 miles SSE of Hilo, Hawaii. Niala is moving toward the west-southwest near 7 mp. This general motion is expected to continue through Monday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening …

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Advisory level surf to persist through the weekend

The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for MOLOKAI and MAUI until 6:00 a.m. Monday. Advisory level surf will persist through the remainder of the weekend along east facing shores due to strong easterly winds between Tropical Storm Niala and high pressure north of the area. Expect surf of 6 to 9 feet along east facing shores, …

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Flood Advisory in effect over Maui due to heavy rain

At 5:43 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Lahaina and the interior west Maui mountains. Other areas of moderate rain are persisting over windward areas from Hana to Haiku, and over the southeast slopes of Haleakala. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of MAUI in effect until 9:00 a.m. This advisory may need to …

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Tropical Storm Niala forms southeast of the Hawaiian Islands

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Niala was located 460 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Niala is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through this evening with a gradual turn toward the west-northwest from late tonight through Saturday. Niala is forecast to turn toward the west from Saturday night into …

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Tropical Depression Six-C forms southeast of the Hawaiian Islands

At 5:00 PM the center of Tropical Depression Six-C was located about 525 Miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue through 36 hours followed by a turn toward the west. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected over …

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High Surf Advisory for South Maui Shores

EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 p.m. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. EFFECTS: A strong low pressure system near New Zealand last week generated open ocean swells …

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