Meteorologist Malika Dudley

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Meteorologist Malika Dudley

Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011.

She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Maui Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Maui Now’s news and entertainment sections.

In her free time, the former Miss Hawaii is a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger. Malika lives in Wailuku with her husband, Kaimi Judd, and their two children, Jackson and Waipuna.

Articles by Malika Dudley

April 24, 2018

How to Prepare for a Tsunami, Nature’s Warning Signs

This portion of the interview discusses the common "natural warning signs" of tsunamis, what to do if a tsunami alert is issued or you think a local tsunami may have been generated, how to prepare for tsunamis and surprising facts...
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April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »
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April 20, 2018

Scientists Warn Plastic Could Soon Out-Weigh Fish in the Ocean

Meteorologist Malika Dudley interviews Marine Biologist Lauren Blickley about plastics and how they are affecting our oceans and marine life. She also gives tips on what to you can do to help.
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April 19, 2018

Tsunami Awareness Month: The Information You Need

The State of Hawaii named April as Tsunami Awareness Month in the 1990s. On April 1, 1946 a tsunami from the Aleutian islands surprised the State. At the time...
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April 16, 2018

VIDEO: Earth Day Beach Clean-Ups on Maui

April 22nd, 2018 marks the 48th year of World Earth Day celebrations demonstrating support and awareness of environmental protection. On and around this date there are many beach clean-ups scheduled around Maui.
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March 19, 2018

What’s Causing Coconut Trees to go Bare?

A native moth is munching the leaves off of our coconut trees. Entomologist, Mach Fukada from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture says it's nothing to worry about..
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March 02, 2018

“The Keiki Playhouse” Grand Re-Opening at QKC on Saturday

Family-owned and operated "The Keiki Playhouse" will be re-opening in a new location with upgrades, new play structures and at a lower price point for customers. 
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February 14, 2018

VIDEO: Maui’s First Trampoline Park Opens!

Ultimate Air Maui is the 1st trampoline park to open on Maui and only the 2nd in the state. Doors officially open to the general public on Feb. 15, 2018.
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February 08, 2018

Little Fire Ants: How to ID Them & What to do

Two new infestations of little fire ants were discovered last month on Maui. Oftentimes, these infestations are difficult to identify and control.
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January 29, 2018

VIDEO: Does Maui Have a Gnat Problem?

Maui Now's Malika Dudley interviewed Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Entomologist, Mach Fukada recently. The topic today is gnats. Why they come around, what they are, and how to get rid of them...
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