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Scattered Showers Possible Today

November 13, 2014, 9:55 PM HST
* Updated November 15, 5:17 AM
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Kipahulu Moonrise / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

*Updated chance of rainfall. Probability has decreased overnight*

Alerts

The National Weather Service has extended the High Surf Advisory for the west side of Molokaʻi and the north shores of both Maui and Molokaʻi until Friday at 6 p.m.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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**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.**

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Today, Friday November 14, 2014

Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers possible today. There’s a 40% chance of rain for Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and parts of Maui including Lahaina, Kāʻanapali and Kahului. There is a 30% chance of rain for Wailuku, Kīhei,  Hāna, Makawao and Mākena. The UHSOEST vog model is showing areas of haze hovering just offshore of Maui today. High temperatures should fall in the range of 82° to 87° with highs from 67 – 71° at 5000 feet. Winds are expected to be variable up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph are possible through Kīhei to Mākena.

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Sunrise: 6:35 a.m.

Sunset: 5:45 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Tonight we expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers. Variable winds up to 15 mph are forecasted. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 66° to 71° with a low of about 48° at 5000 feet. The moon is 53.3% full tonight.

Moonset: 12:50 p.m.

Moonrise: 12:47 a.m. on Nov. 15

Next New Moon: Nov. 22, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.

Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.

The Leonid meteor shower is currently active. For details on the show in the sky click here.

 

Looking Ahead

An area of instability near Maui is forecasted to move away from the islands and weaken as a front northwest of Kauaʻi continues to approach. The surface trough that has been making our weather wet is expected to keep conditions damp through Saturday. Winds ahead of the front are expected to shift out of the south and bring scattered showers. These showers will be quite disorganized in nature and could be heavy at times.

The front northwest of Kauaʻi is expected to push down the island chain Saturday evening through Sunday. Conditions are expected to be more stable as the surface trough leaves our area, therefore not expecting heavy rain from this feature at this time. Cooler, drier conditions are expected early next week with breezy winds filling in behind the front.

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 84°

Record 90° / Set in 1957 and tied in 1991

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 68°

Record 58° / Set in 1953 and tied in 1967

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Weather Conditions 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Weather Conditions 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Weather Conditions 4pm - Image: NOAA / NWS

Weather Conditions 4pm – Image: NOAA / NWS

Chance of Cloud Cover at 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Chance of Cloud Cover at 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Chance of Cloud Cover at 4pm - Image: NOAA / NWS

Chance of Cloud Cover at 4pm – Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds at 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds at 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds at 4pm - Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds at 4pm – Image: NOAA / NWS

Significant Wave Height 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Significant Wave Height 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Surface map - Image: NOAA / NWS

Surface map – Image: NOAA / NWS

Vog Model - Image: UHSOEST

Vog Model – Image: UHSOEST

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