The National Weather Service has continued the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. In addition, NWS has just issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui, in effect until 7:15 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 4:12 p.m. radar showed pockets of slow moving heavy showers along the northern slopes of Maui with rain falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. View the latest radar animation here.
Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Napili, Kapalua, Honolua and Honokohau.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Remember that it does not have to be raining heavily where you are for flash flooding to occur. Please monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action if flash flood warnings are issued.
EFFECTS: A disturbance aloft will drop over the islands tonight. The highest potential for heavy flooding rainfall and thunderstorms will be over the central islands tonight and will become a state-wide threat Tuesday and Wednesday.
In addition to possible flash flooding, excessive runoff may result in rock and mudslides in steep terrain. Fast moving waters may create life threatening situations..
Please monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action if flash flood warnings are issued.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL 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 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.