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Breezy Thanksgiving Forecast Expected

November 25, 2014, 10:11 PM HST
* Updated November 27, 6:01 AM
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Kula Sunset / Image: Chris Archer

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

High Surf Advisory is in effect for the north and east facing shores of Maui and Molokaʻi for a larger than expected north-northeast swell. Surf along north facing shores could reach heights of 12 to 15 feet. Surf along east facing shores could reach heights of 8 to 12 feet. The advisory is set to expire at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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 the ʻAlenuihāhā and Pailolo channels and Māʻalaea Bay until 6 a.m. Thursday. Winds of 20 to 25 knots are expected out of the northeast and rough seas up to 13 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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Today, Wednesday November 26, 2014

Leeward areas in Maui County should expect mostly sunny skies while windward and mauka areas may get on and off isolated showers. Winds are expected out of the northeast from 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. High temperatures should fall in the range of 78° to 83° and around 68° at 5000 feet.

Sunrise: 6:43 a.m.

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Sunset: 5:43 p.m.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies are expected across Maui County tonight with isolated showers for windward and mauka areas. Winds are out of the northeast from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures are expected in the range of 67° to 72° with a low of about 51° at 5000 feet.

Moonrise: 10:35 a.m.

Moonset: 10:14 p.m.

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

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

Looking Ahead to the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Your Thanksgiving forecast currently calls for breezy winds through the end of the week, dropping slightly for the weekend. Scattered showers should focus mainly in windward and mauka areas in the morning and evening hours. Leeward spots will get lots of sunshine. A wetter trade wind day may come Friday when the remnants of an old front reaches us. Otherwise, we are looking a dry trade wind regime for the rest of this week and the weekend. This cool weather will continue for another day before warmer seasonal temps return. Even so, the wind chill factor will come into play due to the breezy trades which will make one feel chilly or colder than it actually is. The forecast will be updated daily and as necessary so check back for any changes.

Almanac for Kahului Airport

Maximum Temperature for today:

Normal 83°

Record 90° / Set in 1968

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 67°

Record 57° / Set in 1985

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

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