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Trade wind showers expected for the weekend

Saturday, increasing clouds and scattered rains.  Expect numerous fast-moving trade wind showers in the morning. In the afternoon rains will be hit and miss but more numerous than normal. Highest rain chances will be windward and mauka with some rains making it Central/West Maui. Highs in the 86-91. Sunday, winds become lighter this will allow for afternoon sea breeze formation.  …

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Flash Flood Watch Issued as Flossie Expected to Bring Heavy Rainfall

Moisture associated with Tropical Cyclone Flossie moving into the islands from the east, along with an upper-level trough just northwest of the state, will provide the ingredients for heavy rainfall and possible flooding issues for Maui. As the moisture moves westward, the Flash Flood Watch may need to be expanded to other islands as well. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Maui Island, …

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Expect effects from Hurricane Erick late Thursday night

Thursday, we will have some passing trade showers for windward and mauka spots and breezy easterly trades of 15-25 mph. Central and West Maui will see more sunshine and will be warm with temperatures again expected to hit the upper 80s to 90 degrees. Hurricane Erick is forecast to weaken as it passes south of the island Friday. Even though …

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Flossie weakens, now forecast to become a Tropical Storm later today

Hurricane Flossie is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EDT) over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1975 miles (3175 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). A west-northwestward to westward motion at a similar forward speed is anticipated for the next several days. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to …

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Flossie Updated to Hurricane Over Eastern Pacific

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Flossie to a hurricane. As of 11 a.m. Hurricane Flossie was centered as over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 1045 miles (1685 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Flossie is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion at about the same forward speed …

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Erick Becomes Major Cat3 Hurricane Far East-Southeast of Hawai`i

Hurricane Erick is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m. EDT) over the Central Pacific Ocean about 920 miles (1485 km) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest at a slightly slower forward speed is expected later today. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. …

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Erick becomes a Hurricane and heads into the Central Pacific

At 5:00 PM HST the center of Hurricane Erick was located 1110 miles ESE of Hilo. Erick is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h). A west-northwest course at a slower forward speed is expected to begin on Tuesday and continue through Thursday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Some …

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Depression Six-E becomes Tropical Storm Erick

Satellite ocean surface wind data indicate that Tropical Depression Six-E has become Tropical Storm Erick with winds near 40 mph (65 km/h). Tropical-storm-force winds extend about 20 miles (30 km) to the east of the center. Erick is centered tonight over the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 2055 miles (3305 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii. It’s moving toward the west …

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Tropical Cyclone Barbara Weakening, Residents Should Remain Vigilant

Tropical Cyclone Barbara has significantly degenerated and is no longer classified as a tropical cyclone – but residents and visitors are reminded to remain vigilant through the weekend and during this hurricane season. The National Weather Service in Honolulu reported that Maui County could still receive 3 to 5 inches of rain with potential for localized flooding beginning late Sunday …

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Tropical Cyclone Barbara to Dissipate but Winds, Rain Still Expected

Maui County residents and visitors should be prepared for potential flash flooding and high surf as Tropical Cyclone Barbara approaches the islands over the weekend. Affects from the storm are expected to begin Sunday evening and last until the middle of next week. Residents should prepare their household by making an emergency kit, creating a plan and staying informed. Residents …

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