The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
A wind advisory remains in effect from 12:00 p.m. today to 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
EFFECTS: A strong cold front will dig southeast toward Hawaii today, and then sweep through the islands tonight and into Saturday morning. Southwest winds will increase today ahead of the front, becoming strong and gusty across Maui County tonight. Strong thunderstorms with gusty winds along with heavy downpours will develop ahead of and along the front. The most likely time for adverse weather to occur will be this evening into the overnight. View the animated infrared satellite image here.
A few thunderstorms may become severe, with the potential to produce damaging straight line winds in addition to frequent lightning and intense rainfall.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: BE PREPARED TO MOVE INDOORS QUICKLY IF THE WEATHER APPEARS THREATENING OR THUNDER IS HEARD. IF FUNNEL CLOUDS EXTEND TO THE GROUND, THEY CAN PRODUCE DANGEROUS WINDS. REMAIN ALERT FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, OR LOCAL MEDIA SOURCES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
INFORMATION: Maui Civil Defense Agency 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. The 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.