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Cool Conditions Today, Showers Likely Thursday

November 17, 2014, 10:55 PM HST
* Updated November 18, 11:20 AM
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Kipahulu sunrise / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

The Small Craft Advisory has been extended. This alert is expected to expire on Wednesday at 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. 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.**

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Today, Tuesday November 18, 2014

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Today we expect trade wind weather. That means windward and mauka areas can expect scattered morning showers with partly cloudy skies 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 with higher gusts.

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Sunrise: 6:38 a.m.

Sunset: 5:44 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

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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 with higher gusts from time to time. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 70° to 75° with a low of about 52° at 5000 feet.

Moonset: 3:19 p.m.

Moonrise: 4:06 a.m. on Nov. 19

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

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

The peak nights of the Leonid meteor shower have passed but the shower is active until November 20, so you still have time! For details on the show in the sky click here.

Looking Ahead

Our current cool, dry trade wind weather conditions are expected to hold through tomorrow. Trade winds are expected to remain breezy through the week with lighter winds currently forecasted for the weekend. Thursday night unstable conditions could spawn enhanced showers for Maui County. 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 1995

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 68°

Record 58° / Set in 1952

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

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