EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 PM TONIGHT.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Though the danger has passed from former Tropical Depression Kilo, a new cyclone is developing in the Eastern Pacific. If it gains sufficient strength, it will become Tropical Storm Ignacio. Glenn James has the details at Hawaii Weather Today.
EFFECTS: An unstable and very moist air mass remains over Hawaii. This tropical moisture interacting with island terrain will produce localized, intense and slow moving heavy rains that may lead to flash flooding.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WEATHER FORECAST AND HAVE 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. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS VERY DANGEROUS. NEVER DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
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.