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Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, Trade Wind Weather

November 16, 2014, 10:03 PM HST
* Updated November 18, 5:31 AM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A High Surf Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a north-northwest swell that built in overnight.

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

A Small Craft Advisory is posted from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Maui County windward waters due to expected rough seas up to 12 feet. The Pailolo Channel, Māʻalaea Bay and the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel can also expect east winds up to 25 knots.

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Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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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, Monday November 17, 2014

Today we expect a return to trade wind weather. That means windward and mauka areas can expect scattered morning showers, clearing during the day. Leeward spots can expect mostly clear skies with isolated showers in mauka spots. High temperatures should fall in the range of 81° to 86° with highs from 67 – 70° at 5000 feet. Trade winds are expected from 10 – 20 mph.

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Sunrise: 6:37 a.m.

Sunset: 5:44 p.m.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

Tonight

Tonight we expect partly cloudy skies with isolated showers for leeward spots. Windward and mauka areas will have partly to mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers. Northeast trade winds from 10 to 20 mph are forecasted. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 70° to 75° with a low of about 52° at 5000 feet.

Moonset: 2:41 p.m.

Moonrise: 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 18

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 peaks tonight! For details on the show in the sky click here.

Looking Ahead

Cooler, drier conditions and breezy winds are expected to fill in behind the weak front that just moved through the state. A rather dry trade wind weather is expected through Wednesday. Thursday unstable conditions could spawn enhanced showers. Friday into the weekend there’s the possibility for isolated thunderstorms. Will keep an eye on it and bring you the latest model consensus.

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 84°

Record 90° / Set in 1952

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 68°

Record 57° / Set in 1952

**Click here for your detailed Maui County surf report.**

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