EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 6:00 PM, Monday, August 24. Within the last hour a line of thunderstorms is filling behind the aptly-named Pu’u Olai – Thunder Hill in Makena in South Maui. Click to see the latest radar animation.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
EFFECTS: A very moist air mass to the northeast of Tropical Depression Kilo has spread over the Big Island and Maui. This tropical moisture interacting with island terrain will produce localized, intense, slow-moving downpours that may lead to flash flooding.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: PLEASE MONITOR THE WEATHER FORECAST THIS WEEKEND AND KEEP A RELIABLE WAY TO GET WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD CONSIDER RESCHEDULING THEIR OUTING TO A TIME WHEN WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO BE MORE FAVORABLE. REMEMBER…IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RAINING HEAVILY WHERE YOU ARE FOR FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IF FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.
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.