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Iselle wind, 8/8/14. Photo by Wendy Osher.
All Clear Issued for Maui: Storm Warning Cancelled
August 8th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather
 

Maui County Civil Defense and Mayor Alan Arakawa have announced the all clear for residents as the tropical storm warning for the county was canceled this afternoon. Tropical Storm Iselle dispersed after hitting the Big Island last night and stopping the storms progression to Maui; however the Mayor still urged caution in the coming days.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals Surpass 14 Inches on Hawaiʻi Island
August 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Twenty-four hour rainfall totals ending at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, show more than 14 inches of rain at Saddle Quarry and Kulani; more than 12 inches of rain at Hakalau and Puaakala; and 13.9 inches in the Glenwood area.


Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arleen Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.
231 Individuals Seek Shelter in Maui County
August 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

As of midnight last night, there were a total of 231 individuals at eight shelters in Maui County. County offices remain closed today, with the exception of the County Clerk’s Office, which is open and receiving absentee ballots until 2 p.m. today.


Photo by Seth Welcker.  Trees and electric lines down on the Kula Highway past the ʻUlupalakua General Store block access to transmitter sites for two Pacific Media Group stations that were knocked of the air by the storm. 8/8/14.
Moisture Stuck Over Big Island, 6 Inches Over Parts of Maui
August 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

“Iselle still remains a threat. That’s what I’m trying to emphasize out there — that as folks wake up and it seems a little breezy and there are some showers out there, the idea is that we could still get these sudden gusts, and still the potential for flooding …”


Iselle 5-day track 5 a.m. HST Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Tropical Storm Conditions Reach Maui
August 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather
 

The National Weather Service says radar at 1:23 a.m. showed moderate to heavy rain along the windward slopes of Haleakalā. Additional rain bands will continue to move over east Maui over the next several hours.


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 6:30 p.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maui Topography Detailed
August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

On the topic of winds: “It’s going to be an event where no part of the state is going to be spared. We can expect the same or similar impacts throughout the state at least through Friday evening.”


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 6:30 p.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Brings “Triple Threat” of Impacts Over Next 24 Hours
August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News, Weather
 

Mike Cantin with the National Weather Service said that dangers on land with strong winds and flooding potential, and on the sea with high waves and storm surge along the coast make the system a threat.


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 5 p.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle 5 p.m. Update: Outer Rain Bands of Iselle Move Onshore
August 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

Iselle is still a hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph, with some slight weakening recorded over the last six hours.


Mid-day imagery as Iselle begins impacting Hawaiʻi Island. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Impacts Begin, Maui Onset Between 9 and 10 p.m.
August 7th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

Wind gusts of 55 mph have already been recorded on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi in the Mauna Kea area. The onset for Maui is projected to be between 9 and 10 p.m. according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 9:30 a.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Update: 9 a.m. Press Conference Highlights
August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather
 

The impacts—in the form of heavy rain, strong winds, and storm surge—are anticipated to begin as early as 4 p.m. on Hawaiʻi Island today, with the center of the storm passing over the Big Island of Hawaiʻi in the late afternoon to evening hours.


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