The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for ONLY the island of MAUI, now in effect until 6:00 p.m. today. Towering cumulus clouds are building over east Maui that could produce brief, but heavy, downpours. See the latest radar animation here.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is very dangerous. Remember that it does not have to be raining heavily where you are for flash flooding to occur.
EFFECTS: A strong low aloft, combined with a surface trough, will continue to bring threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms through today.
Meanwhile a winter storm watch is in effect for Big Island summits. While warming enough to “defrost” thee webcam, snow and dark skies remain over summits there.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: Unstable conditions from a strong low aloft are forecast to produce slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms. While heavy rain is not expected to be widespread, localized intense rainfall is likely to occur, potentially leading to flash flooding in streams and urban areas.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather internet services 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.