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Flood Advisory Expired 9:04 a.m. 6/1/11

June 1, 2011, 7:22 AM HST
* Updated June 1, 9:26 AM
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By Wendy Osher

This sign is posted at the Ulaino River in East Maui, which can overflow during heavy rains, making the road impassable. File photo by Wendy Osher.

(Update: 9:04 a.m. 6/1/11)

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood advisory that was in effect earlier today over the Windward portions of Maui.  Radar at 9 a.m. showed that heavy rains over the slopes of Haleakala ended before the advisory was set to expire at 10 a.m.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service said other heavy showers could develop this afternoon over the leeward slopes of Haleakala.

(Update: 8:02 a.m. 6/1/11)

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A Flood Advisory remains in effect for the Windward side of Maui until 10 a.m.  At around 8 a.m., radar showed heavy downpours between Hana and Kipahulu, moving west at 25 miles per hour.  Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the heavy rain will lead to rapid runoff at nearby streams for the next hour or two.

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Weather conditions, are then expected to improve over the windward slopes of Haleakala by mid-morning with the heaviest showers tapering off.  Other heavy showers could develop over the leeward slopes of Haleakala this afternoon.

(Update: 7:09 a.m. 6/1/11)

The Island of Maui is under a Flood Advisory until 10 a.m. The National Weather Service issued the advisory shortly after 7 a.m.

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Radar showed heavy thundershowers located 7 miles north-east of Hana, Maui, moving west at 15 miles per hour.  Forecasters say additional downpours were already developing over the windward slopes of Haleakala as well.

Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to: Hamoa, Nakiku, Kipahulu, Keanae, Kaupo, Huelo and Pauwela.

As a precaution, travelers on the road to Hana should be alert to hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility, and poor braking action.  Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicle or on foot.

*** Supporting information courtesy National Weather Service.

 

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