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Flood Warning Cancelled, Flood Watch Remains

October 27, 2013, 12:27 AM HST
* Updated October 27, 6:35 AM
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Rain. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Rain. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

(Update: 4:12 a.m., Oct. 27. 2013)

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood warning for the island of Maui. Authorities say heavy rains have since ended.

A flash flood watch remains in effect for all of the Hawaiian Islands through this afternoon. According to forecasters with the NWS, “a trough aloft will keep the atmosphere unstable, and moisture will continue to ride in on the southeast flow. Heavy showers may move over Maui County from the south. Daytime heating may help heavy showers form over interior areas of the Islands this afternoon.”

(Update: 2:53 a.m., Oct. 27, 2013)


The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Warning for the Island of Maui until 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. This warning may be extended beyond 5:45 a.m. if flash flooding persists.


At 2:12 a.m. NWS forecasters said radar showed heavy rain between Kīpahulu and Hāmoa, with heavy rains falling in this area for the past several hours. Authorities say that with these conditions, landslides are possible.

Also, the NWS says the Piʻilani Highway in this area of East Maui is likely impassable due to flash flooding.

Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Wailua Stream.


(Update: 1:07 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013)

A flash flood warning remains in effect for the Island of Maui until 2:45 a.m. Radar, at last report showed lightning, thunderstorms,and heavy rain continues between Hāmoa and Kīpahulu. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the Piʻilani Highway is likely impassable in this area due to flash flooding.

(Posted: 11:54 p.m. 10/26/13)

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the island of Maui until 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.

Forecasters from the NWS said radar showed heavy rain near Kīpahulu and Hāmoa in East Maui at around 11:42 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The warning includes the Wailua Stream, but is not limited to that area, according to the latest forecast.

The NWS advises motorists and pedestrians not to cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicle or on foot.

The flood warning replaces that flood advisory that was in effect for the island, and may be extended beyond 2:45 a.m. if heavy rain persists.

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