The danger appears to be passing – at least for now.
TROPICAL STORM WATCH CANCELLATION – MAUI COUNTY
EVENT: The National Weather Service has CANCELLED the TROPICAL STORM WATCH for MAUI COUNTY. The watch has also been cancelled for the Big Island of Hawai’i.
EFFECTS: Hurricane Ignacio is now forecast to move further north and east of the islands. Due to the much reduced threat of tropical storm force winds for Maui County and the Big Island, all Tropical Storm Watches have been discontinued.
IMPACTS: High winds are no longer expected.
Swells generated by Ignacio will increase along east and southeast facing shores of the Island of Maui and will result in surf heights reaching up to 12 to 20 feet on Monday through Tuesday. The high surf is expected to create dangerous currents. Some coastal inundation of low lying areas is expected especially at high tide.
Total rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches, with isolated amounts near 5 inches mainly in areas of higher terrain are possible.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: Although Ignacio appears to have spared the Islands any major impacts, we are still in hurricane season. We encourage everyone to have a hurricane plan in place and keep a hurricane kit with supplies ready in case the islands are threatened again.
Stay informed. Sign up for Maka’ala emergency alerts on the Maui County webpage at mauicounty.gov.