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   December 10th, 2010 · 1 Disqus Comment · Featured, Maui Surf, Weather

(Update 3:34 p.m. 12/10/10)

The flood advisory for Maui ended at around 3:30 this afternoon, but the state remains under a less threatening Flood WATCH.  Radar showed that heavy rains have ended over Maui County, but ponding on roadways may still make driving difficult.

According to the National Weather Service, flooding is still possible across the state tonight.  Although thunderstorms have moved southeast of the state, the atmosphere remains moist and unstable.  The threat of flooding, therefore, remains possible.  The front will move eastward down the island chain overnight.

The Big Island remained under a Flood ADVISORY until 6:30 p.m.   At around 3:30 p.m., radar showed moderate to heavy rain moving across the Big Island.  Radar and rain gauges indicate rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour.

Maui Rain, December 10, 2010. By Wendy Osher.

The National Weather Service advises people to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.  Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water in vehicles or on foot.

At 12:25 p.m., radar showed steady moderate to heavy rain across much of the island of Maui.

At around 9:30 this morning, radar showed moderate to heavy rain across most of Maui island that was moving toward the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.

A Flash Flood WATCH remains in effect for the entire state through late tonight.

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(Update 6:51 a.m. 12/10/10)

Maui Radar at 7:05 a.m. 12/10/10. Image courtesy National Weather Service.

MAUI UPDATE: The Flash Flood WARNING for the island of MAUI was cancelled just before 7 this morning.  Radar showed that the heaviest rainfall has moved offshore. Moderate rainfall continues and runoff is still occurring.  Streams will remain high for several hours.

A Flood ADVISORY was issued for the island of Maui until 9:45 a.m. At 6:49 a.m., radar showed residual moderate to heavy rain across most of the island of Maui.  Ponding on roads from previous heavy rainfall may make driving hazardous.

The National Weather Service advises people to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.  Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water in vehicles or on foot.

LANAI UPDATE: The Flash Flood WARNING for the island of LANAI was CANCELLED at 5:40 a.m.  Radar and rain gages showed that heavy rains have eased on the island. There is a Flood ADVISORY in effect for LANAI until 8:45 a.m. At 5:33 a.m., radar showed an extensive area of moderate rain moving over Lanai from the southwest.  This will result in nuisance flooding and ponding of water in low-lying areas.  Rainfall and runoff will cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility, and poor breaking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot. The Advisory may need to be extended beyond 8:45 if conditions persist.  A Flash Flood WATCH also remains in effect.

MOLOKAI UPDATE: The Flash Flood WARNING for the island of MOLOKAI was CANCELLED at 4:15 a.m. Radar showed that heavy rain had moved offshore.  A Flood ADVISORY has been extended for the island of Molokai until 10:15 a.m. At 6:58 a.m., radar showed moderate to heavy rain across most areas of the island. The ground is saturated and ponding on roads may make driving hazardous.  The area of heavy rain was moving southeast at 15 to 20 mph.  A Flash Flood WATCH also remains in effect for MOLOKAI.

A Flash Flood WATCH remains in effect for all Hawaiian Islands through late tonight.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, supporting information courtesy the National Weather Service)  *** If you enjoyed this post, you may also like our story on the upcoming inauguration of Mayor Elect Alan Arakawa.

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  • Luna

    Thankyou for local current info!