The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY in effect from 12:00 p.m. today through 4:00 p.m. Friday. View the latest looping satellite images here. View the latest looping radar images here. A Flood Advisory has been issued for Moloka’i until 1 p.m. today.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Please monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
EFFECTS: A surface trough in the vicinity of Maui is forecast to move west through Friday. The trough will be interacting with an upper level disturbance, resulting in a good chance of heavy rains and thunderstorms.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO PONDING, REDUCED VISIBILITY AND POOR BRAKING ACTION. DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather internet service can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.