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Maui Flood Advisory Cancelled, Watch Remains into Afternoon

February 14, 2018, 8:06 PM HST
* Updated February 15, 12:30 PM
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UPDATE: 12:02 p.m., 2.15.18

The flood advisory that was in effect for the island of Maui has since been cancelled as of 12:02 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2018.  Weather radar showed that the heavy rain has moved offshore.  The Flash Flood Watch continues for Maui County through Thursday afternoon.

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UPDATE: FLOOD ADVISORY EXTENDED TO 12:15 P.M. 2.15.18

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The National Weather Service has EXTENED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI until 12:15 p.m.

Morning rains have been persistent over Maui, but a Flood Advisory for the island was cancelled shortly after noon. This photo was sent to us of a waterfall that appeared in the West Maui Mountain range behind Launiupoko. PC: Barb Greenhalgh 2.15.18

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At 9:17 a.m., radar continued to show a band of moderate rainfall moving up from the south and affecting leeward slopes of Maui. While most of the showers are falling at rates of less than an inch per hour, isolated heavy showers are producing brief rain rates of around 2 inches per hour, mainly from Kīhei to Mākena including Upcountry communities. Hazardous driving conditions and rising waters levels in streams are expected.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Waikapu, Kīpahulu, Lahaina, Kēōkea, Olowalu, Mākena, Wailea, ʻUlupalakua, Kula, Kīhei, Kāʻanapali and Kaupō.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

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PREVIOUS POST: FLOOD ADVISORY EXTENDED TO 9:30 A.M. 2.15.18

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 9:30 a.m. HST

At 6:33 a.m. HST, radar indicated a band of moderate to locally heavy rainfall moving over Maui from the south. While most portions of Maui will be affected through mid morning, pockets of heavy showers with brief rain rates up to 3 inches per hour will be focused over leeward east Maui from Maalaea to Kihei to Makena, as well as Upcountry communities. Hazardous driving conditions and rising waters levels in streams are expected.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to the entire island of Maui.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

PREVIOUS POST: FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MAUI UNTIL 6:45 A.M.

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

A Flood Advisory means that nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent. A Flood Advisory may be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning if flooding worsens and poses a threat to life and property.

This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.

EFFECTS: At 3:49 a.m., radar showed heavy showers lifting northward over portions of Maui. Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour in the heavier showers, which were focusing over the central valley and southeast Maui. The Kawela Gulch, Waihee, and Honokohau streams have been steadily rising over the past couple of hours and may continue to rise through daybreak.

Locations in this advisory include but are not limited to: Kahului, Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Haliimaile, Paia, Makawao, Wailuku, Keokea, Wailea, Waihee, Kula and Pukalani.

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PREVIOUS POST: MAUI FLOOD ADVISORY UNTIL 10:45 P.M. (753 PM HST WED FEB 14 2018)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a
* Flood advisory for Maui
* Until 1045 PM HST
* At 752 PM HST, radar showed heavy showers lifting northward over portions of Maui. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour in the heavier showers, which were focusing over the central valley and west Maui mountains. The Waihee stream has been steadily rising over the past couple of hours and may continue to rise through the evening hours as moderate to heavy showers move through.

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