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Nora continues to move toward the west and intensify

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Nora was located about 990 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Nora is moving toward the west near 14 mph. A general westward motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected through early Nonday with a turn toward the northwest forecast by late Monday and early Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are …

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Thunderstorms across Maui trigger Flood Advisory

At 8:02 PM radar indicated heavy rain from a strong thunderstorm over windward Maui. The heaviest rain was located between Hamoa and Kipahulu along highway 330. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pukalani, Haliimaile, Pauwela, Haiku-Pauwela, Kaupo, Haiku, and Makawao. …

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TS Nora strengthens as it nears the Central Pacific

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Storm Nora is strengthening as it nears the Central Pacific basin. Nora is centered about 1245 miles (2005 km) east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii, moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). This general motion, with some decrease in forward speed, is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to …

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Tropical Depression Eighteen-E forms in the Pacific

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Depression Eighteen-E continues to move westward far away from land. It’s centered about 1580 miles (2545 km) east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. After that time, a turn toward …

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Last Night Was So Cool In Maui County

Last night was our coolest night after one of the most longest humid weather conditions we’ve seen reaching at a low of 70 degrees in the lower central area of the Maui County. National Weather Service calls for cooler nights with temperatures to reach close to 70 degrees in Kahului and around 50 degrees in the Kula area. MAUIWatch’s temperature …

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Oho becomes the seventh hurricane of the season in the North Central Pacific

At 5:00 AM the center of Hurricane Oho was located about 395 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Oho is moving toward the east-northeast near 13 mp. Oho is expected to turn toward the northeast later today and then will move at a faster forward speed from tonight through Wednesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. …

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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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