Guillermo is weakening. Enough so that the Tropical Storm Watch and the Flash Flood Watch for Maui County have been lifted. Tropical Storm Guillermo is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. The center of Guillermo is expected to pass about 160 miles north-northeast of the Big Island late tonight and 130 miles north-northeast of Maui on Thursday. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles from the center. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, with higher gusts.
Steady weakening is expected over the next couple of days, with Guillermo expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night.
- HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND: Large swells associated with Tropical Storm Guillermo will produce large, life threatening surf along east facing shores of the main Hawaiian Islands over the next couple of days. A High Surf Warning remains in effect.
- PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: While Guillermo appears to have spared the islands any major impacts, we are in a very active hurricane season. We encourage everyone to have a hurricane plan in place, and keep a hurricane kit with supplies ready. Your preparedness actions taken for this storm should be maintained in case the Islands are threatened again.
- 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 broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.weather.gov/hawaii.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. This same notification can be found on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.
- EVENT: The National Weather Service has cancelled the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Maui County.
- EFFECTS: Guillermo continues to move northwest and weaken. This reduces the chance of flooding rain over the Islands. Locally heavy showers are still possible as moisture from Guillermo moves over the Islands but widespread heavy rain is not expected.
- PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: THE PUBLIC SHOULD REMAIN CAUTIOUS AND ALERT FOR ANY POSSIBLE FLOODING CONDITIONS. DON’T TRY TO CROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS OR FAST FLOWING STREAMS IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. IT MAY BE TOO DANGEROUS. TURN AROUND. DON’T DROWN.
- INFORMATION: This will be the last Maui Civil Defense notification on this event.