- Small Craft Wind Advisory…all coasts and channels – through 6am Monday
- Gale Warning…Pailolo and Alenuihaha Channels
- High Surf Advisory…east shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island – through 6am Monday
- Tropical Storm Warning…offshore waters beyond 40 miles
- Wind Advisory…all Hawaiian Islands – east winds 20-30 mph with gusts to near 50 mph through Monday at 6am Flash Flood Watch…for the Big Island – until Monday afternoon
By Jeff King
Niala is still a tropical storm – but is now heading southwest of the state, eliminating threats of severe weather here. As of 8 a.m. HST today, the center of Niala is about 350 miles south-southeast of Kahului, travelling about seven m.p.h. to the south-southwest. The tops of the storm are steadily shearing off – sending what is known as the “pineapple express” toward the Bay Area of California – likely bringing much needed rain there.
Meanwhile, in this “take a number” hurricane season, Tropical Storm Marty has formed about 200 miles off the coast of Acapulco. Forecasters are also keeping an eye on a disturbance about half way between here and Mexico.
Still, there are precautionary watches in effect in the Aloha State.
The National Weather Service has continued the WIND ADVISORY for MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 a.m. Monday.
A wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph, are expected.
EFFECTS: A tight pressure gradient between Tropical Storm Niala and a strong high north of the state will produce gusty and locally windy conditions across all islands through tonight. The strongest winds will occur over and around terrain, and the advisory may need to be extended through the day on Monday.
Expect east winds, 20-30 mph, with gusts to 50 mph.
HIGH SURF ADVISORY – EAST FACING SHORES OF MOLOKAI & MAUI
EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for MOLOKAI and MAUI until 6:00 a.m. Monday.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: Strong trade winds will drive rough, advisory level surf along east facing shores through tonight and possibly into Monday.
Expect surf of 6 to 9 feet today, lowering to 5 to 8 feet on Monday.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
Courtesy of Hawaii Weather Today » Glenn’s Daily Weather Narrative, the following notices are in effect: