Just when it seemed to be refreshingly different to have a Summer Wednesday without a flood watch or hurricane on the way…guess what?
EVENT: The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY in effect until Saturday afternoon.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
EFFECTS: Moisture extending south from Tropical Depression Jimena and an incoming trough aloft northwest of the islands will make conditions favorable for locally heavy showers. Saturated soils from recent rainfall will increase the risk for flash flooding.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WEATHER FORECAST AND HAVE A RELIABLE WAY TO GET WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IF FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE ISSUED. 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.
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 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 mauicounty.gov.