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Cool, Breezy, Dry Conditions Expected Today

November 24, 2014, 10:23 PM HST
* Updated November 25, 8:00 AM
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Haleakala Summit / Image: Asa Ellison

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

High Surf Advisory is posted for the north facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi for a large north-northwest swell. The west side of Molokaʻi is also included in the advisory. Surf along north facing shores could reach heights of 10 to 15 feet through Tuesday. Surf along west facing shores could reach heights of 8 to 12 feet. The advisory is set to expire at 6 p.m. today.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and dangerous currents that make getting into the water hazardous and swimming difficult.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Maui County windward waters until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Winds of 25 knots or higher are expected out of the northeast and rough seas of 8 to 15 feet. Conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday at 6 p.m. for all Maui County channels with winds of 25 knots and seas of 7 – 15 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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Today, Tuesday November 25, 2014

Mostly sunny skies and dry conditions are expected to prevail across Maui County today. Windward spots could see a few isolated morning showers. Winds are out of the northeast from 15 to 20 mph. There will be a bit of a nip in the air with crisp temperatures expected. High temperatures should fall in the range of 78° to 83° and around 68° at 5000 feet.

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Sunrise: 6:42 a.m.

Sunset: 5:43 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Mostly clear skies are expected across Maui County tonight with just isolated showers for windward areas, if anything. Winds are out of the northeast from 15 to 20 mph. Another crisp night in store for us with low temperatures falling in the range of 63° to 68° with a low of about 51° at 5000 feet.

Moonrise: 9:42 a.m.

Moonset: 9:14 p.m.

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

Next New Moon: Dec. 21 at 3:36 p.m.

 

Looking Ahead

A weakening front has pushed through the island chain and leaves cool, crisp, dry conditions in its wake. Winds will veer out of the northeast today and locally breezy trade winds will stick around through the work week. An increase in showers is expected toward the end of the work week when we get back to more typical trade wind weather.

 

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 83°

Record 90° / Set in 1956

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 67°

Record 60° / Set in 1951 and tied in 1972 and 2013

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

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