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Maui Flood Advisory Lifted

April 8, 2011, 7:35 AM HST
* Updated April 12, 5:32 PM
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Click image to view in geater detail. Radar 4/8/11, courtesy National Weather Service and NOAA.

Flood Advisory until 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service extended a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 7 o’clock this evening.

At 3:48 p.m., radar showed moderate to heavy showers persisting along the east and southeast slopes of Haleakala, with additional showers developing above Ulupalakua.

Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Nahiku, Keokea, Hana, Hamoa, Oheo Gulch and Kipahulu

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A flash flood watch for the state was canceled at 3:49 p.m. The National Weather Service said that although the atmosphere remains moist, it is slowly stabilizing.

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Flood Watch until 6 p.m.

The Flood Watch for Maui County was extended through Friday afternoon because of a lingering air mass over the state.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say weather conditions remain favorable for thunderstorms and heavy showers to develop. The system continues to bring spotty and localized conditions with some places receiving heavy rain, and others remaining dry.

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Rainfall and runoff can make driving difficult and lead to hazardous conditions such as ponding on the roadways, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Motorists and pedestrians should not cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicle or on foot.

Wind Advisory Haleakala

A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Summit of Haleakala on Maui until 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 8, 2011. Forecasters from the National Weather Service say winds will be south to south east and blowing at 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use extra caution. Those in effected areas should also take action to secure any loose objects that may become airborne or move them indoors.

*** Posted by Wendy Osher, supporting information courtesy the National Weather Service and Maui County Civil Defense.

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