Fair Weather Today, Front Could Bring Rain
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
The National Weather Service has extended the HIGH SURF WARNING through 6 p.m. Wednesday evening for surf increasing to 20 – 30 feet for the north shores of Molokaʻi and Maui. The west side of Molokaʻi is expected to be impacted by 12 – 20 foot waves.
Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel difficult. Large breaking surf, significant shore break and dangerous currents will make entering the water very hazardous. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers in the water.
The SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY has also been extended for the windward waters of Maui and Molokaʻi and the Kaiwi Channel through 6 p.m. Wednesday. Rough seas up to 13 feet are expected.
This swell will create hazardous conditions for smaller vessels. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions and expected wave heights.**
Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers are expected today. Hazy skies are expected. High temperatures should fall in the range of 82° to 87° with a high around 68 – 71° at 5000 feet. Winds are expected to be variable up to 15 mph.
Sunrise: 6:34 a.m.
Sunset: 5:45 p.m.
UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)
Tonight we should be partly cloudy with scattered showers expected and variable winds up to 15 mph. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 72° to 77° with a low of about 49° at 5000 feet. The moon is 71.2% full tonight.
Moonrise: 11:09 p.m.
Moonset: 12:12 p.m.
Next New Moon: Nov 22, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.
Next Full Moon: Dec 6 at 2:27 a.m.
A front that stalled over Oahu yesterday is expected to linger and help draw moisture up from the south and over Maui County tonight and Thursday. These showers will be quite disorganized and scattered in nature. A second front is expected to approach and interact with the first one reinforcing it as it moves down the island chain. The moisture from the deep tropics that is lingering in our area may be enough to fuel substantial rainfall and even thunderstorms over the weekend. Will keep an eye on it. Cooler, drier conditions are expected late in the weekend and early next week.
Almanac for Kahului Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 91° / Set in 1951 and tied in 1968
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 58° / Set in 2013